Giroud vows to stay and fight Morata for a place in Chelsea's starting XI

Giroud vows to stay and fight Morata for a place in Chelsea's starting XI

- Olivier Giroud has vowed to fight for his place in Maurizio Sarri's squad

- The Chelsea striker has started from the bench in the first three games

- The Frenchman is in the final year of his contract at Stamford Bridge

France international Olivier Giroud has said he is ready to fight for his place with Alvaro Morata at Chelsea.

The Blues striker has been on the bench for Maurizio Sarri’s first three Premier League games in charge this season.

The Italian manager has preferred Morata with Giroud given an extended break after France’s World Cup campaign in the summer.

However Giroud is now pushing for a starting shirt against Bournemouth on Saturday with Morata struggling for form and confidence.

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Chelsea have continued their perfect start in the new campaign and Cesar Azpilicueta insists that the start is a huge boost for the club after a turbulent summer.

Chelsea defender Azpilicueta said: “It’s important. The players have not had much time after the World Cup, new manager and we’re working really hard as a team.

“There’s still room for improvement and I’m sure we can still work on that.”

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that former Chelsea manager Ruud Gullit has slammed Maurizio Sarri for his "strange" decision to play N'Golo Kante out of his natural position.

And Gullit believe the World Cup winner should return to his holding role because his one goal this season came about "by accident".

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