Former Blues player claims Giroud will never be as important for Chelsea as he is for France.
Former Blues defender Marcel Desailly believes Giroud can never be the main man at Chelsea.
The Frenchman fell down below the pecking order behind Timo Werner and Tammy Abraham and was struggling for game time this season.
The 34-year old striker already scored 8 goals this campaign and slowly making his way to the first team.
Marcel Desailly claims that he will never be an important player for Chelsea.
“He is not the future of Chelsea and he can never be the main man,” Desailly told Goal.
“He can only be important at moments for the club because Lampard can be clever to study the opponents and use him in specific games against teams who don’t like facing a player with his strengths.
“I believe that Lampard has helped Giroud shine often by getting a lot out of him but he can’t be the first choice for Lampard. He has Tammy Abraham and Timo Werner to compete with, so he can’t maintain his first-choice status from the start until the end.
“It is just down to Lampard to use him at the right time, get runners around him to allow him to shine. He is 34 years old now so don’t ask him to be the main man but make sure that he is important when he is needed. With his age, and status as a world champion, then I think this is about how and when you use him.”
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