Lampard set to start this striker against Bayern Munich

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Chelsea face Bayern Munich in the Champions League at home tonight and Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has made a decision on the striker he will start.

According to French journalist Bilel Ghazi as revealed by Daily Express, Lampard has already made his mind up on the striker he will start against Bayern Munich and is set to name Olivier Giroud in the starting XI.

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Lampard is reluctant to start Tammy Abraham against Bayern Munich to avoid aggravating his ankle injury.

Speaking ahead of tonight’s game, Lampard praised Giroud for his recent performance against Tottenham Hotspurs.

“The effort put in against Tottenham in the London derby was huge so I have to assess that all the way up to the game. But the way he played was fantastic,” he said.

“Not just the goal but the link-up, the work, the link he had with Mason Mount and Ross Barkley off the ball, the work he did for us, which is always a huge thing for me in way we defend from the front.

“I know I can rely on him. He’s professional, he’s quality and he was great. He’s given me a lot to think about.”

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