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Experienced Chelsea forward Olivier Giroud has admitted that it’s difficult for him at the moment as he has lost his place to Chelsea youngster Tammy Abraham.
The 22-year-old has been on fire in recent games, banging in eight goals in all competitions for the Blues.
Despite Giroud’s frustrations of a lack of game time, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has revealed that the World Cup winner remains an important player for him and has also hailed Giroud’s influence in the dressing room.
“I understand but in this moment we have Tammy Abraham who scored tonight and has scored a lot of goals in the Premier League,” Lampard said.
“I need all the options for the season and Oli is a fantastic professional and I think he understands.
“Everybody wants to play, I like that, that’s how it has to be.
“He will have chances, we need Oli, we will need him a lot through the season.
“And he’s very, very good in the dressing room behind the scenes, and that’s great for me.”
Giroud was an unused substitute in the Champions League win against Lille on Wednesday night.