Olivier Giroud prepared to fight for his Chelsea future

France international Olivier Giroud has stressed that he is prepared to fight for his Chelsea future and has no plans of parting ways with the club when the transfer window reopens. Giroud only joined the Blues from Arsenal at the start of the current year and he appeared to have the upper hand of Alvaro Morata in terms of gametime towards the end of the campaign.

However, the Blues have since experienced a change in management with Maurizio Sarri taking over from Antonio Conte and the former has preferred Morata on a regular basis amid Giroud’s struggles upfront. Speaking to Telefoot, Giroud indicated that he has no plans of leaving the Blues in the forthcoming transfer window unlike stated in the media.

He added that he is prepared to fight for a regular role with the Blues and he won’t walk through the exit door by giving up, he said: “I came back late from the World Cup. Morata played. With the national team in September, a goal against the Netherlands did me good. After that, when I came back to Chelsea, I played several matches as a starter.

“Today, “the coach has introduced healthy competition. Morata started again, he played well.“It is true that we were having issues in the effectiveness department, he scored and things are going better. I am going to fight and for the moment, it is not “a question about seeking “ a departure. I am going to stick in there and do not expect me to give up.”

Despite being in-and-out of the starting line-up, Giroud has impressed this campaign with four assists in the top-flight and that has been one of the attributes highlighted by Sarri. Nonetheless, the goals have dried up with just one goal in the Europa League since the season started and he may have to improve on this record to earn a fresh deal with the club. Giroud’s current contract expires at the end of the season but the Blues have a one-year extension clause available to trigger.