Chelsea forward Olivier Giroud has admitted he could have a choice to make concerning his future at Stamford Bridge.
The French striker, who moved across London in a deal from former side Arsenal last January, has found opportunities to come by under boss Frank Lampard this season.
He has seemingly fallen down the pecking order under the former Derby County manager behind fellow forwards Tammy Abraham and Michy Batshuayi. Making only three Premier League appearances, he has not even featured in a matchday squad since mid-September.
Consequently, he has conceded that his future could potentially lie away from Chelsea but remains focused on his performances with the Blues for the time being.
Talking to Goal, the 33-year-old said: I’m going to fight for my place in Chelsea.
“The coach knows it. And we will make the decision in January.
“If I want to leave Chelsea? Not necessarily. But if I need to make a choice… I have some beautiful years in front of me. I’m 33, I still have legs and a good healthy lifestyle and I feel good physically
“I want to have fun and want to play more games. Chelsea is my priority, but if in the end I’m forced to make a choice, I will do it as when I left Arsenal.”
Chelsea will look to continue their excellent form in the Premier League as they take on Newcastle United this weekend.
Giroud holds an eye-catching record against Magpies having scored eight goals in 12 Premier League games and is at 7/2 with Betfair to net the opening goal this time around.