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Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante has told Chelsea boss Frank Lampard that Olivier Giroud is an important player for Chelsea due to his experience.
Kante told Chelsea’s official website: “Olivier is very important to us because of his experience, his talent and the striker he is.
“He’s a good player and his character speaks for him.
“Since he came to Chelsea, we’ve won the FA Cup and Europa League, which he was top scorer in even if he didn’t play much at the beginning, and after the restart he scored many important goals.
“He’s always working, trying to do well in training and bringing positive energy to the team, no matter his game time.
“He always gives his best and it’s positive for all the team to see a player like this, staying positive and giving 100 per cent in training and games.
“We know we have a big squad and many players want to play but the manager has to make decisions.
“The job of everyone is to stay positive and focus on our job on the pitch.”