According to Chelsea manager Frank Lampard, the bench problems of Olivier Giroud are understandable, but he wants the striker to show more.

France international and Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud doesn’t like to be benched in the English Premier League side.

And he has been open about this problem.

But Blues manager Frank Lampard understands this, but he knows the striker has to show he’s worth it.

“No, [we want him to stay] because at the minute, he is a big part of the squad,” he told Goal.

“As I say, Tammy has been producing but I would sit down with him (Giroud) because I respect him. But no, I want him here.”

“I have had a good chat with Oli before he went away. I always respect all the players, particularly of his age. I was in that sort of low-30s age,” he added.

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“I love his professionalism. He was bang on when he spoke to me. He was bang on with his quotes when he was away with France.”

Lampard commented: “He shouldn’t be happy and accept not playing. That’s what good players do. As I said to Oli, he will get his games and be a big influence on us.”

“At the moment, because of how Tammy is playing at the moment, there haven’t been as many minutes.”

“So, that will be something I will sit down happily with Oli in January but January is quite a long way away,” he concluded.

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