Chelsea have extended France striker Olivier Giroud’s contract by 12 months

Chelsea have extended the stay of French striker Olivier Giroud at Stamford Bridge to another year after the striker had entered the last six months of his current contract.

“I am delighted to continue my journey and adventure at Chelsea,” Giroud said.

“I’m looking forward to wearing the Chelsea shirt again, especially in front of our fans at a full Stamford Bridge, whenever it is safe to do so.”

Frank Lampard added: “Since I have been back at Chelsea, Olivier has been brilliant as a professional and as a man in general.

“He has great qualities to help the squad both on and off the pitch, not only with his talent but with the example he sets every day and the experience he brings to our young squad. I am very pleased that will continue next season.”

Olivier Giroud joined Chelsea from Arsenal in January 2018 and has made 39 starts and 37 substitute appearances, scoring 21 goals and winning the UEFA Europa League and FA Cup with the Blues.

The 33 year old, has made just five Premier League appearances in January but following an injury to fellow Blues striker Tammy Abraham, Giroud, impressed on his return, scoring twice in four league games.

Olivier Giroud with the UEFA Europa League trophy

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