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Giroud will decide his future at Chelsea in January.

If Olivier Giroud doesn't get more playing time at Stamford Bridge, he will leave the west London club in January.

Didier Deschamps and Giroud. [Getty]
Didier Deschamps and Giroud. [Getty]

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has revealed his lack of playing time this season is "concerning".

And the Les Bleus star believes his current situation at Stamford Bridge is likely to force him to leave the west London club in January as he is keen to keep his place in Didier Deschamps’ side that will be vying for the Euro Cup next year.

When asked whether he was worried by the situation he is facing at Chelsea, Giroud told Telefoot: "'Worried' is a big word, but it is concerning.

"It's true that I felt I still had a role to play in this (Chelsea) team, especially after ending last season very well and contributing to the team's Champions League qualification.

"At the start of the campaign, I thought I could still help the team, but my playing time has gone down significantly, so that will need to change or I'll have to make a decision.

During the international break, Deschamps warned that Giroud’s situation "cannot drag on forever" and it needs to change.

And, Giroud confirmed that he understands Deschamps' statement: saying "I'm clear-headed about it (my situation).

"I know what the situation is and we (with Deschamps) have spoken about it. I will have to make a decision in January and I hope to make the right one as I have always done."

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