Chelsea have got off to a positive start this season under new manager Frank Lampard. It is under his guidance that the team is currently in the top four and some of the young academy talents like Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount are performing consistently for the team. Consequently, some of the senior players have been sidelined and if recent reports are to be believed Olivier Giroud maybe on his way out to Crystal Palace.
According to a report carried by The Sun, Crystal Palace are looking to include Olivier Giroud in their squad. This is because the Frenchman is not getting enough match time at Chelsea and could be of huge value at Crystal Palace. His lack of game time has also made him upset.
However, Chelsea manager Frank Lampard had recently stated that he wanted Oliver in the team despite admitting that Olivier Giroud has the right to be dissatisfied and unhappy since he was not getting to spend enough time on the football pitch.
“I had a good chat with Oli before he went away and I always respect all the players, but particularly the players of that age of low thirties,” Lampard had said recently as quoted by Fox Sports Asia.
“I love his professionalism. He was bang on when he spoke to me and with his quotes when he was away with France. He shouldn’t be happy and accept not playing. That’s what good players do. I think as I said to Oli, he will get his games and be a big influence for us.
“At the moment, because of how Tammy is playing, there hasn’t been the minutes, so I would happily sit down with Oli in January. But that is a long way away. I want him here.”
Notably, Giroud was crucial in Chelsea’s UEFA Europe League win in the previous season, finishing the competition as the top scorer. He also scored the opening goal in the final match against his former team Arsenal.