Chelsea striker, Olivier Giroud has debunked rumours that the Premier League reigning Champions are facing some internal crisis despite Manchester City defeat
The Frenchman stuck to his opinion that the players are in support of under-fire manager Antonio Conte who face a great risk of losing his job after his team’s 1-0 defeat to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.
Portugal international, Bernardo Silva’s lone strike was enough for City to pick up the maximum points at stake.
After Silva’s goal, the Premier League leaders became more confident with the ball on their feet, they thereby controlled the game without giving Chelsea any chance of getting back into the game.
The West London club didn’t have any shot on target as they were given limited space to cause any havoc.
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Conte started both Giroud and Alvaro Morata on the substitute bench but the former Arsenal striker was brought into the game by Conte ahead of the Spain out-of-form striker.
Giroud 31, told reporters that Chelsea players share great affection toward one another and also to the Italian tactician.
Giroud joined Arsenal during January transfer deadline day for £18 million but his playing time for the Blues is not guaranteed as long as Conte remain the boss because the tactician prefers Morata in his starting lineup.
Giroud has failed to start in all the big matches played by the team since the move to Stamford Bridge.
When asked if he is happy with his bit-part role at the club, the striker says he is not too concern about it as he believes Conte will make a decision on who plays and who sits on the bench.