I don’t think any one can argue against the high mental strength that Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has especially during his time at Stamford Bridge. France striker Giroud has been at Chelsea for four seasons and running. The ex-Arsenal and Montpellier player has shown his power of recovery to still be an important player for Chelsea till date. The France striker has been on the brink of leaving Chelsea only for him to deliver when called upon by the various Blues manager. In his first season as Chelsea manager,Frank Lampard opted for English striker Tammy Abraham ahead of France national team player Olivier Giroudbut he had to turn to the latter when Chelsea were finding it hard to qualify for the Champions League at the end of the season. In the end, the Blues were able to achieve their Champions League target under Frank Lampard with the goals from Olivier Giroud. A similar thing has happened to Thomas Tuchel, who didn’t turn to Olivier Giroud upon his arrival at Chelsea last month as the replacement for the sacked Frank Lampard. Thomas TuchelfavouredTimo Werner and Tammy Abraham ahead of France striker Olivier Giroud as his lone central striker in the opening weeks of his reign as the Chelsea manager. He turned to Giroud when it mattered most in the Champions League and he was rewarded with a fantastic contribution.


Olivier Giroud Wants To Win The Premier League With Chelsea

France international Olivier Giroud has spoken about his ambition of winning the Premier League with Chelsea after failing to do during his five-and-a-half year stay with Arsenal. The 31-year-old came as a relatively unknown to England back in the summer of 2012, but he has since built up a reputation of being a handy goalscorer, having broken the 100-goal mark for the Gunners earlier this term.

Speaking to SFR Sport, Giroud admitted that he is disappointed to have not won the league with Arsene Wenger’s side, but he is still hopeful of relieving his dream with Chelsea next season, he said: “I don’t know if we can really call it a regret but I have a little feeling of unfinished business because I would really have liked to have won the Premier League with Arsenal.

Olivier Giroud admits France coach influenced Arsenal exit

Olivier Giroud has revealed that France coach Didier Deschamps urged him to leave Arsenal during the recently concluded transfer window. The 31-year-old joined Premier League champions Chelsea last month after the Gunners accepted an £18m sum for his services.

In an exclusive from Telefoot, Giroud admitted that he took the opinion of Deschamps prior to his proposed exit from the Emirates Stadium. Meanwhile, the Frenchman also admitted that he had received interest from the likes of Borussia Dortmund, Sevilla and AS Roma, but his choice was clear to join Chelsea after talks with Antonio Conte, he said: “A week before the end of the transfer window, I needed to hear his (Deschamps’) opinion.