Olivier Giroud tore up the Europa League for Chelsea this season, despite seeing limited playing time in the Premier League.
With a remarkable 10 goals in 13 Europa League matches, the Frenchman played a crucial role in the Blues’ journey to the final against Arsenal. But domestically, he bagged just two goals in a measly seven starts.
However, despite the disparity in his performances, Chelsea are set to offer Giroud a contract extension this week, according to Telefoot.
The reported one-year extension represents smart business from the Blues, as Giroud’s goals and predatory finishing instincts are valuable commodities that will bolster Chelsea during their transfer ban.
With Alvaro Morata committed to another season on loan at Atletico Madrid and Gonzalo Higuain returning to Italy, the France international has the opportunity to make the first-choice striking role his own next season.
The former Arsenal man has never been the top dog at Stamford Bridge in his short time with Chelsea but has every right to feel hard done by considering his excellent cup form.
With a new contract extension on the way, Giroud has the chance to hit new heights with Chelsea next campaign and finally find his Premier League form with the club.