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What role for Giroud in the Chelsea new look?

ByRoborto Sykes

Sep 14, 2020

Does Olivier Giroud have a future for Chelsea? This question has come up quite regularly in recent months, but even more so this summer. Indeed, deprived of recruitment until last January, the Blues have caught up particularly well, with no less than 220 million already spent. One sector has been rather well reinforced and this is the attack. Among the main arrivals, we can note those of Hakim Ziyech (27 years old), Timo Werner (24 years old) or even Kai Havertz (21 years old). So many talents brought to compete for the places of holders on the front of the attack of the London club. The start of a new cycle, with this real bet on the future. In the midst of all these young players, Olivier Giroud, at the club since 2018 and now 33 years old, is therefore necessarily an old man. If he stays at Chelsea, the French world champion may not have as much playing time as that.

Chelsea reportedly have no plans to part ways with Giroud

But this was also the case in previous years, when he was then in competition with notably Tammy Abraham. Despite these many arrivals, the training trained by Frank Lampard would not however have indicated to the former Montpellier of his intention to part with it. Especially since last year, the Habs had achieved a cannonball end of the season, with a total of six goals scored in their last nine games played, in all competitions. Moreover, it is certainly not for nothing that Chelsea, fourth in the Premier League table last year, finished third best in the league, with a total of 69 goals scored. Still under contract for a year, Olivier Giroud has nevertheless seen his name circulate in recent days on the side of Juventus Turin.

“I am a Chelsea player, I feel good here”

A rumor finally quickly denied by the main interested party, on the Téléfoot channel: “The Italians are getting carried away a little quickly. I was very surprised to receive so many messages from friends. […] I am a Chelsea player, I feel good here. I did not have my beautiful end of the season, like that, to start right away and not believe it. Still not giving up and fighting for my place, and we’ll see how it goes. Chelsea and Juve are great clubs, and it’s always good to get the attention of these kinds of clubs. That’s flattering. I have a good head here. I remain focused on Chelsea. We will see in the coming weeks how it goes. There is absolutely nothing signed, nothing done. I prefer to deny it and be very clear about it. “If the new role of Olivier Giroud is not yet clearly defined, the player does seem to intend to play one. In the meantime, Chelsea will already have the opportunity to show their new attacking face, from this Monday (9.15 p.m.), on the occasion of the first day of the Premier League, on the lawn of Brighton.

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