Italy Serie B

The Giroud puzzle: Will Chelsea find room for a WCup winner?

Call it persistence. Call it force of circumstance. Call it downright desperation.

Whatever it is, Olivier Giroud is likely to be a key figure for Chelsea the rest of the season, whether his manager likes it or not.

Giroud has found himself in a bizarre situation over the past year. He is the first-choice striker for France, the world champion, but the third-choice striker for his club.