“Lampard must learn” – These Chelsea fans demand starting spot for two-goal attacker

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Olivier Giroud netted a brace for France on Wednesday night – and these Chelsea fans on Twitter believe that he needs to be leading the line for the Blues.

Giroud has often polarised opinion. He is a striker that possesses unique technical ability, which has aided him in having involvement in some of the most iconic Premier League goals of recent times.

Notably THAT Jack Wilshere goal against Norwich City and THAT scorpion-kick against Crystal Palace.

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However, he has not consistently proven himself to be the 20-30 goal a season striker that you traditionally require to be crowned Premier League champions (though, Bobby Firmino wants a word).

At both Arsenal and Chelsea he’s had as many tough times as he’s had good, but that hasn’t been the case while donning the famous blue of the French national team.

With two goals during Les Bleus’ 7-1 demolition of Ukraine on Wednesday, Giroud leapfrogged icon Michel Platini in the list of all-time top goalscorers for the French national team.

Now only Thierry Henry stands in his way. With Giroud on 42, just nine behind the Arsenal legend, who would bet against him firing his way to the top spot?

Chelsea, for whom Giroud has had an impressive 2020, took to Twitter to congratulate the 34-year-old on his brace on what was his 100th appearance for his country.

The West London side’s social media team were subsequently hit with a barrage of replies calling for Frank Lampard to include Giroud in his starting side, likely at the expense of Tammy Abraham.

Lampard has used Giroud when necessary during his time at the club, but has neglected to give the Frenchman a regular starting role, even with him having a significantly better minutes-to-goal ratio than Abraham.

Here’s what some of the Blues fans had to say on the matter..

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  1. Honestly I don’t understand why Abraham still starts ahead of Oli… Abraham is lazy and looks confused at times in front of goal. Oli is by far a better team player when he is not scoring goals. Play Oli for crying out loud!!!

  2. It’s all when it becomes hard and losing it .then he Lampard falls on the French man Giroud for rescue. What has bewitched Lampard???

  3. its the english connection that is currently problematic at chelsea. lampard has biases towards abraham, james, tomori, mount and christensen when its very clear there are better players in their positions. giroud , cesar, rudiger, zouma and harvertz at the moment are better

    1. Only person he favour among the aforementioned is christensen. Tomori hardly plays,same as abraham until lately.mount though has bad games at times like everyone else,i think he merits his place in d team

  4. Giroud remains the best target man. Timo, Kai , Christian, Callum, and mason will all be scoring goals for us if Giroud is played upfront. I can bet £2,000 on this. He knows how to pull together and hold the defenders while one of these young lads quickly do the damage. Lampard appears confused and unprepared by his looks lately. The honeymoon is over boss!

  5. Chelsea forget that Giroud helped greatly last year to win the Europa league. And this year to reach the sport to be in Champions League.
    It is a shame that this is not publicly recognized.

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