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Giroud fully focused on Chelsea but wants to play more

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has said he's 100% focused on Chelsea and has sent a plea to boss Frank Lampard to give him more game time. The 33-year-old France international made his first appearance for Chelsea since November when he came off the bench in the 2 nil Premier League loss against Manchester United on Monday night. He even scored only for the goal to be chalked off for offside by VAR. Giroud was close to a departure from Chelsea last month as Lampard reportedly gave him permission to leave if the Blues received a worthwhile offer for his services. However, he remained at Stamford Bridge after they failed to sign a replacement striker amid interests from Inter Milan and Tottenham Hotspur. The French man insists he has put the disappointment behind him and is determin...