Chelsea FC attacker admits to being ‘frustrated’ at Stamford Bridge

Olivier Giroud admits his frustration about his lack of playing time at Chelsea FC this season

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Maurizio Sarri
Chelsea FC manager Maurizio Sarri (Photo: The Sport Review)

Olivier Giroud has admitted his frustration at his lack of playing time at Chelsea FC this season.

The French striker has failed to hold down a regular spot in the starting line-up under Maurizio Sarri this term and has seen his game-time significantly restricted.

Giroud sent a message to Sarri last week when he netted three times and notched up an assist in Chelsea FC’s 5-0 win over Dynamo Kiev in the Europa League.

The 32-year-old has only started a total of six Premier League games so far this season – and he has made a further 15 appearances from the bench for the Blues.

Despite his limited game-time, he has scored 10 goals and made six assists for the Blues in all competitions.

And the former Arsenal striker, who signed for Chelsea FC from the Gunners last January, has admitted his frustration at not having featured more regularly this term.

Speaking in an interview quoted by Sky Sports, Giroud said: “Of course it’s frustrating.

“Today, I have the impression there is clearly no competition [for places in attack] since January.

“It’s like that, I know that I will only play in the Europa League. I try to do what it takes to be as effective and as important as I can for the team.”

Giroud will be hoping to feature for Chelsea FC when the Blues return to Premier League action with a trip to Cardiff City on Sunday 31 March after the international break.

The Blues are sixth in the Premier League as they aim to try and break back into the top four before the season is out.

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