Frank Lampard speaks on Olivier Giroud's future at Chelsea
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has revealed that he is prepared to assess the position of Olivier Giroud when the transfer window reopens at the turn of the year.
The France international was initially fancied to lead the line for the Blues after the summer exits of Alvaro Morata and Gonzalo Higuain but that has not been the case with Tammy Abraham making a sublime breakthrough.
Abraham has already amassed nine goals across all competitions for the west London side and Lampard has himself stated that the 22-year-old is the undisputed choice for the starting XI.
Amidst this, Giroud has publicly voiced his frustration over the situation and when asked about the same, Lampard has stated that he is prepared to assess the striker's future in January.
"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," he was quoted as saying by Goal.com.
Giroud has been restricted to the substitutes' bench over the past few months and there have been many occasions where Michy Batshuayi has been preferred ahead of him in the pecking order.