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    CHELSEA have suffered a striker blow, with Tammy Abraham going off injured in the opening 20 minutes against Newcastle. The England forward was preferred to Olivier Giroud up top by boss Thomas Tuchel. PA:Press Association 4 Abraham was left writhing in pain on the turf But it would be a short outing for the 23-year-old. Chelsea thought they’d be awarded a penalty when Abraham appeared to be cleared out in the box. Nothing was given, but their striker felt the lasting effect. Abraham tried to continue, but was withdrawn for Olivier Giroud in the 19th minute. The Frenchman didn’t take too long to make his mark on the game, giving his side the lead on the half hour mark, his tenth of the season. And fellow forward Timo Werner made things even better on 39 minutes, when he was in the right place at the right time to tap...
    ROMA are reportedly plotting a late raid on Chelsea for Olivier Giroud. Corriere dello Sport claims the Frenchman is wanted on loan as a replacement for Edin Dzeko, who has been axed by boss Paulo Fonseca. 3Roma are lining up a late move for Chelsea striker Olivier GiroudCredit: Getty Images - Getty 3Edin Dzeko is training on his own after clashing with boss Paulo FonsecaCredit: Getty Images - Getty It’s believed the pair clashed over the exit of popular backroom staff man Gianluca Combar. And Dzeko, 34, is now training alone after being left out of Saturday’s 4-3 win against Spezia. It's a huge call as the Bosnian has been a hugely important player for Roma since joining from Manchester City in 2015. Dzeko has scored 114 goals in 242 games for the capital club, including eight this season. And Roma are now desperately scrambling for a replacement late in...
    OLIVIER GIROUD has reportedly emerged as a target for Atletico Madrid. The Spanish side could land the Chelsea star as a replacement for Diego Costa. 3Olivier Giroud has made nine appearances in the Premier League this seasonCredit: Rex Features BBC Sport claim that Atletico Madrid are one of the clubs interested in Giroud after the 34-year-old's impressive form caught the eye of Diego Simeone. Despite his slow start to the 2020-21 campaign, Giroud now looks back to his best. He has scored eight goals in his last eight appearances for Frank Lampard's side. The striker even scored all four of Chelsea's goals in last month's win over Sevilla. Giroud has been with the London club since he joined from rivals Arsenal in 2018. Since his arrival, the France international has scored a total of 37 goals in 103 games. His encouraging spell for the Blues this...
    OLIVIER GIROUD is reportedly set to stay at Chelsea this month despite interest from Juventus and Inter Milan. Goal claims the French striker, 34, will see out the remainder of his Stamford Bridge contract after a mixed season under Frank Lampard. 1Olivier Giroud is set to stay at Chelsea despite interest from Juventus and Inter MilanCredit: Reuters Giroud struggled for minutes during the first few months of the new term, with Tammy Abraham preferred in attack. But the Chelsea pensioner showed his class when called upon and has ended up scoring nine goals in 15 games. Despite fighting his way back into contention, it was thought Giroud was exploring new avenues this winter in order to keep his starting place for France at the Euros. Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte has long been a fan, having signed Giroud for Chelsea from Arsenal in 2018. Meanwhile, Juventus are said to have...
    JUVENTUS manager Andrea Pirlo has opened the door for a move for Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud. The Frenchman has fallen down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge in recent months and has found himself playing second fiddle to Tammy Abraham and Timo Werner. 3Olivier Giroud has fallen down the Chelsea pecking orderCredit: PA 3Juventus boss Andrea Pirlo is open to signing Olivier GiroudCredit: Getty Giroud has made 15 appearances in all competitions this season but has completed 90 minutes just once. The former Arsenal man, 34, is eager to play regular first-team football as he's desperate to be selected in France's Euro 2020 squad. Despite being Chelsea's third-choice striker, Giroud has been in great form this season - scoring eight goals in his last seven appearances in the Premier League and Champions League. Giroud's recent purple patch has caught the attention of Pirlo, who admits the France international would be...
    CHELSEA star Olivier Giroud is reportedly being targeted by Marseille and AC Milan. The France striker wants regular football ahead of next summer's rescheduled Euro 2020. 2Olivier Giroud is in demand heading into the January transfer windowCredit: EPA According to Le 10 Sport, Marseille have set their sights on bringing Giroud to the club in next month's transfer window. Marseille coach Andre Villas-Boas wants to sign a striker next month and Giroud is one of their main targets. Giroud has also been linked with a move to AC Milan with the Italian giants in the market for a new forward. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is currently out with a hamstring injury and Milan want to bring in another striker. But Inside Futbol has claimed Milan are likely to look elsewhere with the club keen to recruit a younger forward. The 34-year-old has shown he can still deliver this...
    DIDIER DESCHAMPS has again warned Frank Lampard about Olivier Giroud's playing time. But this time, the France manager urged his Chelsea counterpart NOT to play the striker too much. 3Didier Deschamps has repeatedly bemoaned Olivier Giroud's lack of gametimeCredit: Getty - Contributor 3Giroud and Lampard have maintained a good relationshipCredit: Getty Images - Getty The pair have repeatedly been at loggerheads over Giroud's game time, while Lampard has also been frustrated by Deschamps' use of N'Golo Kante through the midfielder's injury troubles. Giroud, 34, has enjoyed a Chelsea renaissance of late, however, banging five goals in their last two games. And while Deschamps, 52, is pleased at the reversal in his target man's fortunes, he revealed that playing too much would not be 'ideal' either. He said: "We often talk about Olivier, he is often criticised. "A lot of the things said about him are unfair and he has...
    TIMO WERNER was left head in hands after missing from point-blank range against Leeds. And replays showed the German actually preventing strike partner Olivier Giroud from heading home. 2Timo Werner was left head in hands after missing from point-blank range against LeedsCredit: Reuters 2Replays appeared to show the German actually preventing strike partner Olivier Giroud from heading homeCredit: Reuters WHAT IS HE DOING?! ????Werner tries to stab Girouds goal-bound header in but ends up inadvertently clearing it off the line!???? Watch on Sky Sports PL???? Follow #CHELEE here: https://t.co/HHD1DcZsfa???? Download the @SkySports app! pic.twitter.com/vTXAdUdVn0— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) December 5, 2020 Giroud nodded across goal from a corner with Werner latching onto it. But he failed to make contact at first and his second effort ended up hitting the bar from just a few yards out. Werner was in no position to tell whether Giroud's...
    OLIVIER GIROUD told Chelsea manager Frank Lampard: Play me or I am off. The France striker hit four goals in the 4-0 Champions League victory away in Sevilla on Wednesday before delivering the sobering message. 2Olivier Giroud wants more game time at Chelsea or he will quitCredit: Rex Features Giroud, 34, says the next month will be crucial for both his club and international hopes as he bids for more first-team action ahead of the Euros next summer. He said: “I am ready to fight until the end. But obviously to be happy I need to be a little bit more on the pitch. “I have a good chance to be ready for the Euros if I play more than in the beginning of the season. “I had a conversation with France manager Didier Deschamps and he said if the situation stayed like that, you will have to make a...
    TOTTENHAM and West Ham are among the teams reportedly tracking Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud. The French forward scored the late winner in Tuesday's beating of Rennes as he continues to be used off the bench. 3Olivier Giroud netted his second goal of the season at Rennes in midweekCredit: AFP or licensors Frank Lampard heaped praise on Giroud, 34, after the victory but speculation continues to mount over his future. According to CalcioMercato, Spurs and West Ham are joined by Paris Saint-Germain, Inter Milan and Inter Miami in tracking the striker. Giroud was tipped to leave Chelsea in the summer but hit form late on last season, earning a new 12-month contract. ⚽ Read our Chelsea live blog for the very latest news from the Bridge Once again, he is reportedly keen on making a January move to ensure his spot in France's Euro 2020 squad. Lampard has spoken of his...
    FRANK LAMPARD has insisted that Olivier Giroud remains an 'important' player at Chelsea. The French striker admitted that he could leave in search of game time in the upcoming January transfer window. 2Lampard has insisted that he has a good relationship with GiroudCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd But ahead of his side's trip to Rennes in the Champions League this evening, Lampard, 42, has reiterated that Giroud, 34, has a part to play. He said: "I do have plans for Oli, he is very important in our squad. “He was very important last year, he played a lot of games and made a lot of starts. ⚽ Read our Chelsea live blog for the very latest news from the Bridge "He’ll always want to play more but he’s a huge member of the squad for me. “I know he will be important for us going forward, so I want Oli...
    CHELSEA are reportedly set to allow Olivier Giroud to leave the club in January after the Frenchman fell down the pecking order. The striker, who nearly left the club at the beginning of 2020, has yet to start a Premier League game for Frank Lampard this season. 4Olivier Giroud looks set to leave Chelsea after falling down the pecking orderCredit: EPA Giroud scored two goals in France’s 4-2 win over Sweden last week, bringing his tally to 44 internationals goals. But he was back on bench at Newcastle on Saturday and was only given a brief run-out in the 87th minute in a 2-0 win. Speaking after the match, Giroud shared his frustrations at his current situation and admitted he may have to leave to rescue his Euro 2020 dream. ⚽ Read our Chelsea live blog for the very latest news from the Bridge SunSport have since reported that Chelsea look set to grant the...
    CHELSEA are reportedly set to allow Olivier Giroud to leave the club in January as a 'thank you for the striker’s service'. The Athletic claim the Blues are sympathetic to the Frenchman's situation with his departure not depending on them bringing in a replacement. 2Chelsea are willing to allow Olivier Giroud to leave the club in JanuaryCredit: Getty Images - Getty The report adds that a final decision won’t be taken yet in case of any injury problems to Chelsea stars Timo Werner and Tammy Abraham. But if Frank Lampard's first choice forwards remain fit then a transfer exit for Giroud is set to be discussed with any interested clubs. In the past Chelsea have allowed other good servants for the club to leave in similar circumstances such as Cesc Fabregas to Monaco back in 2019. ⚽ Read our Chelsea live blog for the very latest news from the Bridge...
    After the victory of the Blues in Portugal (0-1), Saturday night, Olivier Giroud was warned by Didier Deschamps. Traveling to Lisbon on Saturday to challenge Portugal on the occasion of the 5th day of the League of Nations, the French team pulled out all the stops to win against Cristiano Ronaldo and his partners (0- 1), thanks to a single goal scored by N’Golo Kanté. A meeting that looked like a final since, on the strength of this success, the Blues qualified for the final phase of the competition at the same time. An hour before kick-off, Didier Deschamps had concocted a little surprise for him by establishing Anthony Marial at the forefront of the attack, at the expense of Olivier Giroud. If the Manchester United striker was unsuccessful, sometimes narrowly, in front of goal, he seems more than ever able to come and compete with...
    CHELSEA outcast Olivier Giroud is being chased by Inter Milan - with the striker looking to quit club, according to reports. The Blues striker, 34, is believed to be keen on a move away from Stamford Bridge after slipping down the pecking order. ⚠️ Read our Chelsea live blog for the very latest news from the Bridge 2Inter Milan are keen on signing Chelsea outcast Olivier GiroudCredit: AP:Associated Press Despite a strong end to the 2019-20 season, Giroud has fallen behind Timo Werner and Tammy Abraham under Frank Lampard. And Inter are set to raid the Premier League yet again, according to Italian outlet CalcioMercato. In recent season, the Serie A giants have already signed the likes of Ashley Young, Alexis Sanchez and Christian Eriksen. Giroud is hopeful of securing a January transfer as he bids to keep his spot in the France squad ahead of next summer's Euros. The...
    OLIVIER GIROUD admits he will consider his Chelsea future in January after featuring just once in the new Premier League season. The veteran French striker, 34, was expected to leave Stamford Bridge at the start of 2020 after finding himself playing second fiddle to Tammy Abraham. 1Olivier Giroud admits he could leave Chelsea in January if his minutes don't improveCredit: Getty Images - Getty Despite nearly joining Tottenham, Giroud ended up staying put and eventually became Frank Lampard’s go-to goal machine, guiding the Blues to a Champions League spot with eight strikes. His form resulted in a new year-long contract and the promise of even more minutes. But the £45million summer arrival of Timo Werner, plus the continued presence of Abraham, has seen Giroud limited to even less opportunities than before. CHELSEA NEWS LIVE: Click here for the latest Blues news Inter Milan were linked with a move over the...
    OLIVIER GIROUD became France’s second highest scorer of all time with two goals in his 100th international game. The Chelsea star, 33, led the way as Didier Deschamps’ world champions ran out 7-1 winners in Wednesday’s friendly against Ukraine. Olivier Giroud scores GOALS pic.twitter.com/VmBI3apCGc— Marathonbet (@marathonbet) October 7, 2020 4Olivier Giroud became France's second leading goalscorer with two strikes in the 7-1 win against UkraineCredit: AFP or licensors But the game will be best remembered for Giroud’s extraordinary feat after he was handed the captain’s armband to mark his 100th cap. The veteran forward equalled Michel Platini’s haul of 41 international goals when he fired home an absolute screamer in the 24th minute. And Giroud overtook the ex-Uefa president when he doubled his tally ten minutes later. CHELSEA NEWS LIVE: Click here for the latest Blues news His 42nd strike saw Giroud become the undisputed second-top goalscorer in France’s history....
    OLIVIER GIROUD will relish the competition with Timo Werner next season after insisting his team-mate is 'not the same' as him. Chelsea signed 24-year-old German Timo Werner for £47.5million in June. 2Olivier Giroud will relish the competition with Timo Werner next season 2Chelsea signed German Werner for £47.5million in June He will join Tammy Abraham, 22, and Giroud, 33, as Frank Lampard's striking options next season. But Giroud is not phased by the new arrival - instead believing it will strengthen the the squad morale. He told Telefoot: "I haven't spoken to Lampard. "One thing is certain: the competition will pull us all to the top. A great club should have different options in each position. CHELSEA NEWS LIVE: Click here for the latest Blues news "We want to be in the race for the title and I'm here. I finished the season well and I...
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