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Giroud to Stay at Chelsea

Chelsea have extended Oliver Giroud’s contract at the club for 12 months.

There has been speculation over the France striker’s future at the club, but now that has been resolved.

Giroud’s contract at Stamford Bridge was due to expire this summer.

“I am delighted to continue my journey and adventure at Chelsea,” Giroud said.

Poor Season For Giroud

The 33-year-old has not enjoyed a successful season in West London.

He has only started nine games in the Premier League so far, scoring just twice.

Giroud was not even included in the Chelsea squad between early December last year to mid February.

This is despite manager Frank Lampard not having many in form strikers to choose from.

Tammy Abraham is the club’s top scorer with 15 goals, but the 22-year-old in his his first real season at the club.

It has surprised some that Giroud’s experience has not been called upon more often.

Giroud’s Erratic Chelsea Career

So far Giroud’s time at Chelsea has been varying.

The Frenchman has made 76 appearances for the club, making 39 starts and scoring 21 goals.

Giroud was signed on deadline day from Arsenal in the January transfer window, for a fee of around £18 million.

Antonio Conte made the decision to buy Giroud, he is now working under his third manager at Chelsea.

After Maurizio Sarri was sacked last summer after just one season at the club.

Giroud started all of France’s games in winning the World Cup two years ago.

And scored against Argentina in their 4-3 second round victory.

Overall, Giroud has an impressive record at international level, scoring 39 goals in 97 appearances.

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