Chelsea will soon be entering a crucial run of fixtures, which is going to make or break their season.

The Blues face Manchester United and Tottenham in their next two Premier League games, which are so important to them trying to hold onto fourth in the table.

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There is also the Champions League last-16 tie with Bayern Munich on the horizon, as well as a fifth round FA Cup tie against Liverpool.

Manager Frank Lampard will know his team haven’t been playing their best football since the turn of the year and they risk blowing their entire campaign if they don’t improve.

One constant issue that Chelsea have had this season is in finishing chances, as they quite often waste their domination of the ball and opportunities in the box.

Tammy Abraham is having an excellent first season as a first teamer at Stamford Bridge, but the 22-year-old realistically needs some help.

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Chelsea have had World Cup winner Olivier Giroud sat watching on the sidelines for most of the campaign and the club could be missing a trick.

Giroud has a solid return of 78 goals in 225 Premier League appearanes in his career and he’s usually a decent finisher around the penalty area.

The 33-year-old striker remained at Stamford Bridge during the January transfer window and will be hoping for more minutes, as he’s played only seven appearances in all competitions this season.

Lampard should consider using a combination of him and Chelsea’s Reece James, who has started to cement the right-back position on a permanent basis.

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James has turned into one of the most creative threats in the Blues team, as his crossing into the box from wide areas is usually inch-perfect and too many times teammates aren’t making the most of it.

Giroud is exactly the type of poacher that would love regular service off  20-year-old full-back, but the pair have only started one game together throughout the entire season.

Chelsea may need to mix things up to get a change on the pitch and they could find much more reward with a Giroud-James combination.

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