France Boss, Didier Deschamps urges Olivier Giroud to leave Chelsea

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Oliver Giroud is not having the best of season at Chelsea. With the superstar making just six appearances, it’s no wonder France Boss, Dixie’s Deschamps think the footballer should prepare for an exit. France boss Didier Deschamps has strongly advised Olivier Giroud to leave Chelsea this month given his lack of game time at the club. Giroud has made has yet to score in the league this season as he struggles to find the back of the net.

The France World Cup Winner,  remains an important part of Deschamps’ plans for France ahead of the European Championships later this year.  Giroud played a crucial role in  helping his nation win the 2018 World Cup in Russia, despite not managing to score a single goal.

But Giroud has rarely featured in Frank Lampard’s plans for the Blues this season, making just six apppearances totalling 209 minutes across all competitions, a return that Deschamps deems insufficient for the country’s third-highest goal scorer of all-time.

Speaking on Giroud situation, when asked if Giroud should seek an exit from Stamford Bridge, Deschamps said, “ I think yes. He knows very well he cannot be content with so little time. That is not even speaking about France, that is just on him. It is up to him to see which destination he prefers or chooses.”

After scoring one of the goals in last season’s Europa League final victory against former club Arsenal, Giroud has started just two Premier League games this season without managing a goal or assist.

He has therefore played more minutes for France in Euro 2020 qualifiers than he has for the Blues since the start of the current campaign, scoring four times in six outings for his country.

Giroud joined Chelsea on transfer deadline day in January 2018 in a striker merry go round that saw Michy Batshuayi join Borussia Dortmund on loan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang complete a move to Arsenal.