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Former Tottenham Hotspur striker Peter Crouch believes world class Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has been underused by Chelsea boss Frank Lampard this season.
Giroud got his first start since a 1-0 defeat by West Ham on November 30 and made the most out of his opportunity by scoring Chelsea’s first goal in the 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.
Giroud has rarely played this season, with Lampard relying on Tammy Abraham as his main striker.
“He’s a top top player and I think he gets a bit of stick for some reason,” Crouch told BT Sport.
He added: “I think he’s a class player and he’s been underused in this Chelsea team.”