What Lampard said about striker selection


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Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard has addressed the issues of the right striker selection after Olivier Giroud was linked with a move away from the club during the week.

Since August, the former Arsenal forward has had no goal and has slipped in pecking order behind an in-form Tammy Abraham and Michy Batshuayi.

France manager Didier Deschamps has previously called on Lampard to give more game time to the 33-year-old, given his importance to the national team, and it is rumored that a return to Ligue 1 could be on the cards in January to maintain that position in the attack by France.

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All three strikers will likely be involved at Euro 2020 this summer, but Lampard said that does not come into his thinking and he is focused on what happens at club level.

“It’s difficult for me and it’s difficult for them. I have to care for all the players and pick a squad as I see it for the best of Chelsea as they do for their countries,” he told reporters.

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“I have three strikers to pick from and I have to make choices, but I can’t complain about any of their attitudes.

“Things will look different and that’s where you need professionalism. I have had it from all of them.

“I would always have a conversation with a player who says they don’t want to play for the football club. We are not at that point yet, so it’s not one to discuss right now.



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