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Experienced forward Olivier Giroud isn’t having things go his way at the moment as he has lost his place in the Chelsea team to academy product Tammy Abraham.
Giroud scored the opener in Chelsea’s Super Cup penalty defeat to Liverpool, but has since lost his place to the young Tammy Abraham who has been on fire.
Tammy Abraham has scored eight goals in all competitions so far for the Blues and is Frank Lampard’s first choice striker.
Giroud has started just once for the Blues and has played only 191 minutes of football, and was an unused substitute in the Champions League clash against Lille. However, the World Cup winner has revealed that he’s willing to work hard and get his place back in the team.
Giroud told L’Equipe: “I’m fine, I’ve had hard times. Now it’s not the ideal situation.
“At this moment, little Tammy is walking on water. Listen, it’s hard to drop a striker when he’s successful. I am patient. I work in training. You have to keep a good state of mind. We have a lot of games to play.
“Last week, I missed all three games because of a dirty virus that tied me to the bed. Now I feel much better. The coach preferred to start Tammy. It’s good for the team. It makes us want to continue working and shaking up the competition.”