- Olivier Giroud has started just one match in four of Chelsea's matches of the new season
- The Frenchman is currently playing second fiddle to Tammy Abraham under new boss Lampard
- Giroud is now ready to displace on fire Abraham in the Blues starting line up
Olivier Giroud is not satisfied playing second fiddle to English boy of Nigerian descent Tammy Abraham under new Chelsea boss Frank Lampard.
The Frenchman has fallen down pecking order at the Stamford Bridge, with the former Derby County handler preferring the youngster to the experienced striker.
Abraham has already scored four goals in four matches this campaign - justifying his inclusion in the team's first four matches of the season.
Giroud's stats this season shows he has started just one match for his club in the Premier League this season and the former Arsenal star is ready to impress the boss and claim the position.
The World Cup winning striker is however losing his relevance gradually under the new manager in spite of his contributions towards the Blues' Europa League triumph last season.
It is a similar predicament the 32-year-old found himself under Sarri as he found it difficult to break into Chelsea’s starting XI.
But speaking on his limited game time, the Frenchman insisted he still has something to prove at the London club, adding his presence in the team will inspire the youngsters.
"I have goals in my head. I’m here to help the next generation, but the time for retirement has not come. I’m still hungry and have a lot of ambition," he said.
"I don’t want to be Chelsea’s No.2 striker, for sure. Just because I’m here as an older brother for the younger players, it doesn’t mean I’m out on the sidelines," he noted.
Meanwhile, the Blues' shaky start to the new campaign has them sitting 11th on the Premier League log with five points.
The side will travel to Molineux on Saturday, September 14, to face Wolves in their next league match.
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The Chelsea doubled Les Blues' victory in the 27th minute after Kingsley Coman had opened scoring for the home team
Coman completed his brace in the second half while Nanitamo Ikone's 85th minute strike sealed the win for the 2018 World Cup champions.
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