Chelsea’s French striker Olivier Giroud celebrates after Chelsea’s English midfielder Ross Barkley (unseen) scored his crew’s second purpose through the English Premier League soccer match between Southampton and Chelsea at St Mary’s Stadium in Southampton, southern England on October 7, 2018. Glyn KIRK / AFP
Chelsea have triggered the choice to increase France striker Olivier Giroud’s contract by a yr till June 2021, a supply mentioned Saturday.
Giroud, 33, signed for Chelsea in winter 2018 from cross-city rivals Arsenal.
The 33-year-old has scored 39 objectives in 97 appearances for France, making him his nation’s third-highest goalscorer behind Michel Platini (41) and Thierry Henry (51), and the striker will likely be vying for a spot at subsequent yr’s European Championship.