Olivier Giroud must be Chelsea’s beginning striker, based on Mario Melchiot.
The £45million summer time arrival of Timo Werner and Tammy Abraham’s type pushed the 34-year-old down the pecking order within the early levels of the season.
Nonetheless, Giroud has has scored seven targets in as many video games to drive his method again into Frank Lampard’s aspect.
His newest aim got here in Chelsea’s 2-1 defeat to Wolves on Tuesday as Werner’s scoreless run stretched to eight matches.
Melchiot, who performed 165 appearances for Chelsea between 1999 and 2004, believes Lampard has a simple choice to make in terms of who his principal striker is.
He advised Wednesday’s talkSPORT Breakfast: “How do you are taking a scoring striker out of the group?
“Giroud has scored then he scores one other aim, now he scores once more. The man is in sizzling type.
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“When a striker is in sizzling type, the coach doesn’t even suppose as a result of he’s considering for the coach.
“He’s telling him, ‘Frank, I’m the scoring man to your group, put me in’. Frank isn’t going to suppose, ‘no, I can’t put him in’.
“He has to place him in as a result of he scores the targets. Yesterday he scored once more. He wants to steer the road at this level.”