Frank Lampard says Caballero and Giroud bring 'invaluable experience' to Chelsea dressing room
Chelsea have announced contract extensions for Olivier Giroud and Willy Caballero and Frank Lampard has had his say on the veterans.
The Blues revealed that the decision to exercise the one-year extension in their respective contracts was taken in April.
Lampard has previously spoken about his wish to keep the more experienced players in his squad.
Giroud and Caballero, in particular, have shown that they still have roles to play in recent games.
Caballero was given the nod to start six consecutive matches after Kepa Arrizabalaga’s poor performances and it gave the Spain international some time to regain his form and confidence.
On the other hand, Giroud has led Chelsea’s attack in Tammy Abraham’s absence, scoring two in the last five games.
Speaking about the France international, Lampard told Chelsea’s official website: “Since I have been back at Chelsea, Olivier has been brilliant as a professional and as a man in general.
“He has great qualities to help the squad both on and off the pitch, not only with his talent but with the example he sets every day and the experience he brings to our young squad.
“I am very pleased that will continue next season.”
While on Caballero, he said: “I trust in Willy, he trains brilliantly and is a great professional.
“He stepped into the team earlier this year and showed his quality, and his experience is invaluable in the dressing room. I’m delighted he will be with us next season.”
Chelsea still have three first-team players whose contracts expire this summer in Willian, Pedro and Marco van Ginkel.
Willian turned down Chelsea’s previous offer as he wanted a three-year deal instead of the two-year contract on the table.
Pedro and Van Ginkel said they are still waiting to have a discussion with the club.
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