Olivier Giroud: Newcastle United make contact with Chelsea over a move

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud

Giroud has not featured for Chelsea since November

He is been advised he can do higher, however on the identical time, there are moments the place you get issues he was doing as an example within the Southampton recreation, he was performing some actually great things off the ball which we have been asking from him.

Hudson-Odoi's effort was too hot for Smith to handle as Ross Barkley fired into the net of their visitors through a rebound. "No, we didn't and I would've liked to have scored some more". "He did well previous year when he entered, although they were not in the biggest games".

Frank Lampard is perfectly capable of playing "the bad cop" when the circumstances force him to do so, says assistant coach Jody Morris.

Both sides made changes ahead of the contest and it would be the Premier League side who would dominate against their second-tier opponents, Callum Hudson-Odoi opening the scoring after just six minutes. You have to take the players individually at times when you have to weigh up how you would treat them and I certainly know the manager does that. James' performance for Wigan last season earned him the EFL Championship Team of the Year.

When asked if Giroud should seek an exit from Stamford Bridge, Deschamps added: 'I think yes.

'So this was a nice step forward for him.

Michy Batshuayi had great chances to make it 3-0 either side of the break, first dragging a header wide after a dinked cross from Reece James then completely misjudging a pinpoint cross from Hudson-Odoi.

"We are not happy because his sporting conditions should improve", Deschamps said.

Making only his third start of the season, and his first since October, the Belgium striker squandered a succession of opportunities to end his two-month goal drought.

Batshuayi could console himself that he had at least made it onto the pitch, which was more than could be said for Olivier Giroud.

Hudson-Odoi broke his Achilles tendon in April and was unable to recover the form he showed before his injury.

Unhappily for visiting full-backs, Hudson-Odoi is not going anywhere.

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