Olivier Giroud sends message to Frank Lampard about his Chelsea FC situation

Olivier Giroud tells Frank Lampard that he is ready to fight for a starting spot in the Chelsea FC team

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Chelsea FC legend Frank Lampard (Photo: BT Sport)

Olivier Giroud has told Frank Lampard that he doesn’t want to be the second-choice striker at Chelsea FC this season.

The 32-year-old forward has seemingly fallen down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge after having been selected behind Tammy Abraham in Lampard’s team.

Giroud has only started one of Chelsea FC’s four Premier League games so far this season and has made a further two appearances from the bench for the Blues.

The striker will clearly be keen to try and force his way into first-team affairs at Stamford Bridge this season as he looks to try and help Chelsea FC finish in the top four.

Now, Giroud has admitted that he really does not want to be playing second fiddle to Abraham in the Blues team and he is ready to fight for his spot in the starting line-up.

Speaking in an interview quoted by Metro, Giroud said when asked if he’ll accept a more limited role at Stamford Bridge: “Obviously not. I have goals in my head.

“I’m here to help the next generation, but the time for retirement has not come.

“I’m still hungry and have a lot of ambition. I don’t want to be Chelsea’s number two striker, for sure.

“Just because I’m here as an older brother for the younger players, it doesn’t mean I’m out on the sidelines.”

Chelsea FC will return to Premier League action after the international break when they take on Wolves away from home on Saturday.

The Blues have taken just five points from their opening four Premier League games to leave them seven points off top spot already following a stuttering start.

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