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One thing is certain in the Champions League: big games need big players, and one thing Chelsea need is a top striker to face Bayern Munich on Tuesday night at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard currently has three choices in the striking department, with Michy Batshuayi, Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud all in the team. However, only one can start the game.
Batshuayi now seems third in the pecking order after his abysmal performance against Manchester United. Olivier Giroud has impressed in back to back games against Manchester United and Tottenham, and the World Cup winner was in top form against Spurs scoring an excellent goal to beat Hugo Lloris.
For Tammy Abraham, he isn’t fully fit and hasn’t been at his best lately, but he looked sharp coming on against Spurs in the second half.
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Meanwhile, Arsenal legend Ian Wright was full of praise for Giroud following his performance against Spurs as the Frenchman’s holdup play was impressive.
“What Jose Mourinho has said that he hasn’t got, in respects to a striker, people wanting to get forward and supporting, Chelsea had that today and they had it in abundance,” Wright said on BBC’s Match of the Day.
“Giroud, when the ball is going up to him, you know it’s going to stick.
“Chelsea’s problem for me is that they’ve been doing a lot of sideways passing, making defenders have to think, that’s what they weren’t doing but now they’ve got people that want to run off the ball.
“Once it went up to Giroud, they knew something was going to happen.
“Frank is rightly absolutely delighted because they haven’t been putting games away but they did today.”