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Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has made just three Premier League appearances this term for the Blues, including only one start, and is currently behind in-form Tammy Abraham, and even Michy Batshuayi.
Despite his bench role for Chelsea, the 33-year-old is still an important player for the world champions France, and scored from his first touch after coming on in France’s 1-1 draw with Turkey.
Giroud has admitted his Chelsea frustration and has revealed that he might be forced to leave the club as he did while at Arsenal.
“I’m going to fight for my place in Chelsea. The coach knows it. And we will make the decision in January,” Giroud said following France’s draw with Turkey on Monday.
“If I want to leave Chelsea? Not necessarily. But if I need to make a choice… I have some beautiful years in front of me. I’m 33, I still have legs and a good healthy lifestyle and I feel good physically.
“I want to have fun and want to play more games. Chelsea is my priority, but if in the end I’m forced to make a choice, I will do it as when I left Arsenal.”
He also admitted that he’d come back to Chelsea all fired up after scoring his 38th international goal.
He added: “[Lampard] will almost certainly watch the matches. In any case, I am going back to Chelsea pumped up.”