Olivier Giroud's agent lashes out at Chelsea manager Frank Lampard
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Olivier Giroud's agent lashes out at Chelsea manager Frank Lampard

Olivier Giroud's agent Michael Manuello has hit out at Chelsea manager Frank Lampard over what he termed as 'unfair' treatment of the striker at the club. 

Manuello believes the French forward, 34, should be ahead of Tammy Abraham in the pecking order and not the other way round.

The Frenchman has only started a single match for the Blues this season, with the arrival of Timo Werner during the summer further complicating his situation. 

"With Olivier Giroud and without the signings, Chelsea were on 18 points from nine matches. These 18 points were gathered when Olivier started seven times. Chelsea scored 18 goals," he told Foot Mercato.

"Since the beginning of the season, Chelsea have played eight matches, scored 22 goals and taken 15 points. So if they win their next match, they will equal what Olivier did last year.

"It is not the same to play with (Hakim) Ziyech, Havertz, Werner than playing without them. So we need to look at this relatively.

"But at the same time you'd be blind not to see that Frank Lampard has decided to put Tammy Abraham ahead of him. It is not frankly fair when you look at what Olivier did at the end of the season. But he has the right, it is his choice."

He further hinted at options available to them, and one they are willing to explore.

"But we have to be honest and if this continues, we will have to, first and foremost for him, experience other emotions."