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Worried Olivier Giroud ready to leave Chelsea in January

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 22/11/2020 21:39:00 David Wood for MailOnline
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Olivier Giroud has admitted his lack of playing time at Chelsea is 'worrying', and says he'll have to make a decision on his future in January unless there is a 'change'.

The 34-year-old striker has failed to start a Premier League game this season with Timo Werner and Tammy Abraham preferred by Blues boss Frank Lampard.

Giroud has scored 29 goals in 95 appearances in all competitions since joining the Blues from Arsenal in January 2018.  

a person holding a football ball: Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud could be forced to consider a move away in January © Provided by Daily MailChelsea striker Olivier Giroud could be forced to consider a move away in January

He scored twice for France in the 4-2 victory over Sweden on Tuesday.


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Giroud told Telefoot: 'It's worrying. I thought I still had a role to play at Chelsea but my playing time is getting reduced a lot. It's going to have to change or a decision must be made.

'I am clear-headed about my situation: I will have to make a decision in January. I hope to make the right one, as I have always done.'

a person with a football ball on a field: The striker came on as an 87th minute substitute in Saturday's 2-0 victory at Newcastle © Provided by Daily MailThe striker came on as an 87th minute substitute in Saturday's 2-0 victory at Newcastle

Giroud, who has been linked with David Beckham's Inter Miami, has been warned by France boss Didier Deschamps he needs to be playing regularly if he wants to make the squad for next summer's European Championship.

He added: 'Even if some people talk about my age, I still feel very good physically. I have a lot of desire and freshness, and what makes a career last is also the head.

'We would like things to be a little easier, but we grow through adversity. And as my buddy [Laurent] Koscielny often says: I am the best when my back is against the wall.'

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