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Chelsea Star Frustrated With Lack Of Playing Time



Olivier Giroud

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has tried out over his lack of playing time at the club since the start of the current season.

Giroud talked about the lack of first-team opportunities that he had to endure at Chelsea in his latest interview ahead of the Blues’ Europa League quarterfinal second leg clash with Slavia Prague FC of Czech Republic.

According to the French World Cup winner, he’s frustrated with his situation at Stamford Bridge.

Giroud started this season as the second choice striker behind Alvaro Morata and he has maintained that role since the loan transfer of Gonzalo Higuain during the January transfer window.

Higuain was signed as a direct replacement for Morata who left the club for Spanish La Liga club Atletico Madrid earlier this year.

Both Gonzalo Higuain and Alvaro Morata were benched at the weekend as Chelsea fell to a 2-0 defeat to Premier League chasers Liverpool in their second league duel of the season.

The defeat ensured that Chelsea lose their top-four spot to London rivals Arsenal.

Giroud would be hoping to get a start when Chelsea play host to Slavia Prague in the second leg of their Europa League quarterfinal tie.

The Czech side lost the first leg 1-0 courtesy, an 86th-minute strike from Marcos Alonso.