Giroud wants more games at Chelsea; open to a January exit

Oliver Giroud is open to a Chelsea departure in January to secure more first-team action. The striker has fallen down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge this season as he is behind the likes of Tammy Abraham and Michy Batshuayi.

Giroud has made just 3 Premier League appearances this season but has been in good form for France as he scored again in the 1 all draw against Turkey in the Euro qualifier on Monday night.

It was his second goal in 4 days following the winner he scored in the 1 nil win over Iceland on Friday. The 33-year-old wants to win his place back at Chelsea but will be open for a move away in January if it’s not forthcoming.

“I’m going to fight for my place at Chelsea, the coach knows it,” Giroud told reporters after the 1 all draw with Turkey.

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“After, we will make a decision in January. If you ask me if I want to leave, not necessarily. But there are things that will make…I can not settle for what I have today in Chelsea.

“I have some beautiful years in front of me. I’m 33, I still have legs and I have a body that will allow me to play a few more years. I have a healthy lifestyle and I feel good physically.

“I want to have fun and play more games. Chelsea is my priority but afterwards if in the end I am forced to make a choice, I will do it like when I left Arsenal.

“He (Frank Lampard) will almost certainly watch the matches [I just played for France]. In any case, I am going back to Chelsea pumped up.

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