Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud showed to Lampard why he needs to be starter for Chelsea from Monday night’s loss to Manchester United.

However, The France international started on the bench, again, but Michy Batshuayi’s performance was so bad that the Frenchman only gained ground in his battle to be number two behind Tammy Abraham. Once Giroud came on, he was even able to find the net with a great stooping header, only to see the goal chalked off for offside.

Speaking to the Evening Standard after the game, the Frenchman make it clear to Chelsea fans:

“I am a Chelsea player,” the France forward said.

“Now I am 100 per cent focused on Chelsea’s target and I want to keep fighting, come back on the scoresheet and the teamsheets and every single game is a big opportunity for me to show my desire to come back in the game,” he continued.

His chances of starting our next game must be as high as they’ve ever been under Lampard. With Tammy struggling to shake off his ankle injury and Batshuayi putting in such dire showings, it seems likely that the former Arsenal man might finally be trusted with a start again.