Tammy Abraham doesn’t see Giroud as a competition

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Frank Lampard’s preferred 4-2-3-1 system means he can only pick one striker at a time from the three strikers at the club.

With Tammy Abraham scoring nine goals in 11 matches across all competitions, Olivier Giroud, who is currently third choice, has been hard hit.

The Frenchman has just two starts to his name — against Liverpool in August’s UEFA Super Cup Final defeat and Leicester in the League.

Abraham insists he sees Giroud more like an older brother instead of a competition because the French striker has been among the most helpful figures in the dressing room.

“One of the best things about Chelsea is that of course there is going to be competition there, but we are always supporting each other,” Abraham said, according to Standard Sport.

“He is always supporting me since I stepped back [in] at Chelsea, especially after the situation against Liverpool. He was the first person to put his arm around me and speak to me.

“So, I see him more like an older brother instead of competition.

“Of course everyone wants to play. I’m sure he will get his chances. He’s a World Cup winner so there is no doubt. We’re doing well as a team. We’ve just got to lift each other on.”

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