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Jason

18. Olivier Giroud

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3 hours ago, Jason said:

The thing with Abraham and Giroud is that they each have something that the other person lacks. For instance, Abraham's hold-up play isn't quite as good as Giroud (yet, maybe) but Giroud doesn't have Abraham's pace and mobility. 

Based on how Lampard wants us to play, having pace, mobility, agility etc is important and given he is also trying to build a team for the future, it's also clear why Abraham is preferred over Giroud. Giroud was never going to be part of our long term plan, especially where being first choice is concerned. 

Yeah good point.

Strangely enough, Abraham is also not an aerial threat, which makes him a hard pick against Werner, IMO.

Werner has all that plus some (more skill, intensity, and pace)... can't see Abraham starting a lot of games when everybody is healthy, but good option to have.

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Justa beautiful headed goal. Super difficult to generate this much power and height on a balll that basically goes up and down vertically especially with a diagonal run up like Giroud had to take.Perfect timing as well. These kind of actions win you games. That is why we need to keep him at all costs.

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Chelsea's Giroud getting better with age, says Lampard

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-soccer-champions-ren-che/chelseas-giroud-getting-better-with-age-says-lampard-idUKKBN2850C0

Chelsea's Giroud getting better with age, says Lampard - CNA

(Reuters) - Olivier Giroud is a model professional for the Chelsea squad and the 34-year-old striker seems to be getting better with age, manager Frank Lampard said after the Frenchman scored a late winner against Stade Rennais in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Giroud has yet to start a Premier League or Champions League game this season but came on as a second-half substitute and scored in stoppage time to seal Chelsea’s 2-1 win and a place in the knockout stages.

“Everybody kind of feels from the outside what a great professional he is, how highly-regarded he is by his team mates and myself,” Lampard told reporters.

“He’s so professional in how he trains and looks after himself that age isn’t even a factor for him. He’s getting better with age if anything, in terms of how he looks after himself.”

Lampard has preferred Timo Werner and Tammy Abraham ahead of Giroud and the striker’s lack of minutes prompted France coach Didier Deschamps to tell him to sort out his situation ahead of next year’s Euros.

But with Chelsea set to play 10 games in six weeks, Lampard said more game time is in store for Giroud, who is France’s second-highest scorer with 44 goals.

“He offers a lot for us and I keep saying it but the big schedule coming up and the way we play means I will rely on players,” Lampard added.

“Thankfully for me he’s a player that always keeps the right attitude if he’s not playing regularly and I know when I call upon him that he comes in as he did today.”

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A few minutes at the back end of a game won't keep him at SB with the Euro's a few months away. Deschamps has already warned he needs games and I'm not sure Frank will give him much more than cameos as his career ebbs away. I think there will be a meeting between the 2 parties and Giroud will move on. The team selections suggest Tammy had edged ahead of OG.

Great attitude from him all the way

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1 hour ago, Fulham Broadway said:

A few minutes at the back end of a game won't keep him at SB with the Euro's a few months away. Deschamps has already warned he needs games and I'm not sure Frank will give him much more than cameos as his career ebbs away. I think there will be a meeting between the 2 parties and Giroud will move on. The team selections suggest Tammy had edged ahead of OG.

Great attitude from him all the way

A new juicy contract wont make him stay, dude wants playing time, he aint Ozil and the likes.

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1 hour ago, Fulham Broadway said:

A few minutes at the back end of a game won't keep him at SB with the Euro's a few months away. Deschamps has already warned he needs games and I'm not sure Frank will give him much more than cameos as his career ebbs away. I think there will be a meeting between the 2 parties and Giroud will move on. The team selections suggest Tammy had edged ahead of OG.

Great attitude from him all the way

He may have a dilemma if we're in a title race in January, he's not got close to a PL title yet and if there's a chance of winning one (which will probably be his only chance) even a a squad player he may choose to stay!

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9 minutes ago, Tomo said:

He may have a dilemma if we're in a title race in January, he's not got close to a PL title yet and if there's a chance of winning one (which will probably be his only chance) even a a squad player he may choose to stay!

True ! He must have been frustrated under the specialist in failure :P

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