Lampard slammed for decision on world class player

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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.

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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.”

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