Lampard reveals how Giroud has reacted to his lack of minutes

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Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has made just three substitute appearances for the Blues this season in the Premier League and Champions League.

His only start for the Blues this season is the Carabao Cup defeat to Tottenham Hotspur while also making a substitute appearance in the previous round against Barnsley.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has revealed how the France international has reacted to his lack of minutes for the Blues this season.

Lampard said: “He has given a typically great response to train as well as possible and support the group.

“He is amazing around the group and that is just a fact with Oli and maybe not a fact with people all around the team. I can’t speak highly enough of him on that side.

“It is a part of my job I don’t like with good players, top people who are around the group that don’t always play. But, I have those issues, Tammy Abraham started at least half of the games last season and he was one of the top scorers in the Premier League. When Oli came in, he performed very well in restart for us which was a huge factor in us getting into the top four.

“I have difficult questions to answer and selections in the team. I have great professionals and Oli is absolutely showing that.”

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