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According to former Chelsea defender Mario Melchiot, Olivier Giroud should be Chelsea’s main striker because he is in hot form.
Giroud has scored seven goals in as many games to force his way back into Frank Lampard’s side. His latest goal came in Chelsea’s 2-1 defeat to Wolves on Tuesday as Werner’s scoreless run stretched to eight matches.
Melchiot told talkSPORT: “How do you take a scoring striker out of the team?
“Giroud has scored then he scores another goal, now he scores again. The guy is in hot form.
“When a striker is in hot form, the coach doesn’t even think because he is thinking for the coach.
“He is telling him, ‘Frank, I am the scoring guy for your team, put me in’. Frank isn’t going to think, ‘no, I can’t put him in’.
“He has to put him in because he scores the goals. Yesterday he scored again. He needs to lead the line at this point.”