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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.
Giroud is still an important player for the France national team despite his lack of game time at Chelsea and he has recently admitted that he’s frustrated at his lack of game time and is ready to work hard but might leave the club if things don’t change.
“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.
Meanwhile, the World Cup winner has been told to leave Chelsea by ex-PSG boss Luis Fernandez. Fernandez believes Giroud still has something to offer.
“I think he’ll leave Chelsea in the winter,” he told Europe 1. “He has to leave.
“If he doesn’t find himself a new club, it could get complicated for him.
“He needs to play and have rhythm. There will certainly be a discussion with Didier [Deschamps].
“When it comes to him, there is a debate, but he’s a profile that is liked.
“You aren’t going to ask him to sprint or make runs, but he has this capacity, thanks to his height, to help others.
“You use him as a fulcrum. During the World Cup, he didn’t score but brought a lot to the table.”