Giroud - Lampard is the right person for Chelsea.

Frank Lampard is the perfect one to lead Chelsea, according to striker Olivier Giroud.

The 41-year-old was appointed as Maurizio Sarri's successor after the Italian departed for Juventus, and he signed a three-year deal last week at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea currently have a ban which was imposed by FIFA as they won’t be signing new players for two transfer windows, but Giroud isn’t worried as he believes Lampard will get the best out of the squad.

"I like his energy and desire to always improve and win," Giroud told Radio 5 Live Sports Extra. "I think he is the right person. He is basically a Chelsea legend.

"We all believe in his quality to improve the team and with the transfer ban it's a good opportunity for the young players to show what they can do.

"Now we're excited to play the first league game."

Giroud, who scored twice for Chelsea as they beat St Patrick's Athletic 4-0 in Saturday's friendly, told Chelsea TV: "We are starting to understand what Lamps wants from us.

"It has been good to see Lamps and the staff because they know this club well and they deserve this opportunity, so there is a positive energy.

"It is always important to be positive. It is great to start pre-season this way and we need to understand the responsibility. We need to work a lot and understand what we have to do."

The Blues play Manchester United in their opening Premier League fixture of the 2019-20 campaign on August 11