Chelsea have now qualified with two games to spare, giving Lampard time to rest players in what he called a ‘brutal’ upcoming schedule.
Giroud added: “It almost felt like a Premier League game. They were unlucky but we are very pleased with these three points against a team with strong character. Obviously, we have already qualified – but we need to finish first.”
Callum Hudson-Odoi, who scored a glorious opening goal in France is another who has struggled for minutes on the pitch this season, starting only one league game.
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