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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard opted to start Tammy Abraham against Manchester United on Sunday at Old Trafford and chose to start the experienced Olivier Giroud in the UEFA Super Cup clash against Liverpool on Wednesday night.
Giroud scored Chelsea’s first goal against Liverpool while Abraham won a penalty against Liverpool which Jorginho converted before missing during the penalty shootout.
According to Dan Ripley of Daily Mail, Olivier Giroud has earned the chance to lead Chelsea’s attack after his performance against Liverpool.
“Lampard has now experimented with Olivier Giroud and Tammy Abraham in attack and at this stage it is France’s World Cup winner that should lead the line,” Ripley wrote in Daily Mail.
“The 32-year-old took his goal well and deserves a run in the first team which he has not been seriously given in his previous 18 months at the club.
“That’s not to write off Abraham, who won a penalty, and has shown glimpses of his talent in the first two games under Lampard. But time is on his side and Giroud’s experience is vital to a team not blessed with it.”
Meanwhile, Christian Pulisic believes Abraham’s penalty miss against Liverpool will be forgotten when he scores in his next game.
“It’s penalties, man – somebody has to miss,” Pulisic said.
“He’s going to get his head up. Obviously it’s tough but penalties are like that. He can deal with it and he’ll be fine.
“He’ll move on, he’ll score a goal in the next game and everything will be forgotten. We’re there for him.”