Why I am not to blame for goal drought


France international and Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has hinted that he is not to blame for his lack of goals for the Blues team as criticisms rises.

The former Arsenal forward has been blamed for the lack of cutting edge in the team but he has refused to take the blame as he points the accusing fingers on manager Maurizio Sarri and the kind of offensive formations he adopts.

It would be recalled that the Chelsea boss had brought in Argentina international Gonzalo Higuain to the team with big promise that he would deliver goals but that has not happened.

Olivier Giroud noted that the Blues team could be dangerous with crosses and running from behind but that has not been happening in the team.

According to him, it is easy to blame attackers for not scoring goals but only little few persons try to understand that the formation by the boss needed to be improved upon offensively.

However, Olivier Giroud is reported to be seeking a move away from the club because of his unwillingness to be a second player as he has received a number of interests from other clubs.

Meanwhile, the West London outfit are not ready to lose any player as a result of the transfer ban.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.