Oliver Giroud is understood to not be happy with the Lack of playing time and Chelsea. While Lampard wants the Frenchman to stay, he is ready to look the other way as well.
The France international has had limited opportunities so far this season as exciting young striker Tammy Abraham has made that starting spot his own after a fast start to the campaign. Lampard could do with a backup, though, with Giroud showing throughout his career in the Premier League that he can be an effective option off the bench.
However, with Batshuayi also available, game time seems bleak for the Frenchman. The former Arsenal striker joined Chelsea to provide back up to Alvaro Morata and has been very effective for them. He was also the top-scorer of the Europa League last season.
Although 33, the World Cup winner would want to spend more time on the pitch than the bench. Having had a great run in the Premier League with Arsenal earlier, Giroud can be effective in any of the top 5 leagues. The Ariel presence and smart play will be effective for any club. Not to mention the experience he brings with himself.
Lampard on Giroud…
Speaking about Giroud’s situation, Lampard is quoted by the Telegraph as saying: “I had a good chat with Oli before he went away and I always respect all the players, but particularly the players of that age of low thirties. “I love his professionalism. He was bang on when he spoke to me and with his quotes when he was away with France.
He shouldn’t be happy and accept not playing. That’s what good players do. “I think, as I said to Oli, he will get his games and be a big influence for us. “At the moment, because of how Tammy is playing, there hasn’t been the minutes, so I would happily sit down with Oli in January. “But that is a long way away. I want him here.”
Its unclear where will the Frenchman head in January but an exit seems near. Given the fact that Chelsea doesn’t give contracts longer than 1 year to players older than 30, Giroud’s time is most probably up. Here is a video link for all of Giroud’s goals for Chelsea so far…