Olivier Giroud has insisted he isn’t worried about the arrival of Timo Werner at Chelsea because he has something unique to offer to the team, which is his hold-up play as Chelsea’s fulcrum.
“Werner’s arrival is an additional motivation and it was inevitable that the club recruit a striker,” the Frenchman told L’Equipe.
“Chelsea are a great club, which spends money to strengthen the team, and I was expecting someone to come.
“With Ziyech and Werner, Chelsea will try to be more competitive.
“If you had told me that it was a player of my profile who was coming, I would have been worried. It is not.
“As other teams play in a compact way against us, it’s not bad to have a big, a fulcrum that can make the link.
“But I’m not naive: Werner didn’t arrive to sit on the bench.
“I’ll do everything so that Lampard finds himself in a complex situation when it comes to making his selection.”