Chelsea legend Frank Lampard believes Olivier Giroud is a useful signing for Chelsea.
With Alvaro Morata currently sidelined with a back problem, Giroud could make his Chelsea debut on Monday.
“I wouldn’t say it’s a Plan B, well, he’s been almost a Plan B for Arsenal, for a year or two,” Lampard told BT Sport.
“So it’s definitely a different idea for Chelsea. He’s not going to go straight in their team when they’ve paid £60m for Morata.
“I think it’s a good signing the fact you’re getting a experienced, good target man, if Chelsea get balls into the box with their wing-backs. He can play in the Champions League.
“I think one thing you can’t criticise… I’ve got some friends who are Arsenal fans and they wish him well.
“Not in the bad sense that ‘you’re going to Chelsea’, they actually respected the fact that when he got used over the last two years he came on and gave everything, scored important goals for them, I think he’ll be useful for Chelsea.”