Lampard: Giroud shows why I want him to stay
Frank Lampard has promised Olivier Giroud will get more game-time at Chelsea as he bids to keep hold of the striker in the January transfer window.
Giroud’s majestic injury-time header, having come off the bench, booked Chelsea’s place in the knockout stages of the Champions League as they beat Rennes 2-1 on Tuesday.
Olivier Giroud celebrates his injury-time winner against Rennes
Giroud said he will make a decision on his Chelsea future in the January transfer window amid concerns over a lack of game time – but boss Lampard has reiterated his stance, in that he wants the striker to stay.
“I have a problem because I’ve got Tammy who is playing well and obviously he did last year as well,” Lampard told BT Sport.
“And Oli, who always contributes in that way with that professionalism. I have two players in a similar position fighting for a place.
“That’s a good problem. Oli will get his minutes because we have a busy schedule, we play every few days. I made a few changes today because I felt he had to get the freshness in the team.
“I think the reason you see such a reaction around the goal, not only was it in the last minute but someone like Oli you see how he acts day in, day out and it shows you what he means to this team.
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