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Olivier Giroud has been subjected to cameo appearances for Chelsea this season, despite his performance that helped Chelsea to a top four place last season.
On Tuesday night away at Rennes, Giroud was brought in as a second half sub in place of Tammy Abraham, and this time out, the boss gave him over 20 minutes of action.
The 34-year-old looked excited to enter the pitch, and just before the end of the game, with the score at 1-1, he capitalised on Timo Werner’s miss to score a late goal and ensure that Chelsea wins the game.
Giroud has been linked with an exit in January, but after proving his worth on Tuesday night, his message to Frank Lampard, was that he’d be ready whenever he is called upon.
“We must continue this good run, we won tonight, even if it was with difficulty,” Giroud told RMC Sport.
“Obviously for an attacker when the coach brings you on you have to bring something, now I am staying concentrated on what I have to do.
“When he calls on me, I do the job, nothing more.”