Chelsea win the Champions League – but it is the end of the road for Olivier Giroud and Tammy Abraham

Chelsea win the Champions League - but it is the end of the road for World Cup winner Olivier Giroud and academy graduate Tammy Abraham.

Olivier Giroud-Chelsea

Chelsea have managed to win the Champions League after enduring a difficult season which saw club legend Frank Lampard sacked from his role as the manager midway through the season.

Thomas Tuchel took over from the former Chelsea midfielder, and the German has managed to guide them to European glory this season.

However, it seems like it is the end of the road for some Chelsea players.

Olivier Giroud – The World Cup Winner for France

The French World Cup winner has dropped down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge, and he will have to leave the club in order to play regular first-team football next season.

The highly experienced striker is nearing the end of his contract at the club as well, and he has been heavily linked with a move to AC Milan this summer.

Olivier Giroud has been a key player for Chelsea during his time at the club despite not being a regular starter.

He scored some vital goals in the earlier stages of the Champions League, which allowed Chelsea to progress out of their group and go on to win the competition.

The striker played a crucial role in their Europa League win a couple of years ago as well.

Tammy Abraham – The Chelsea Academy Graduate

The 23-year-old Chelsea striker was left out of the squad against Manchester City in the Champions League final earlier tonight, and there is no doubt that his future lies elsewhere.

Despite being the joint top scorer at the club this season, Tammy Abraham has failed to earn the trust of his manager, and he’s unlikely to play regularly next season.

The striker has been heavily linked with West Ham United and Aston Villa in recent weeks, and it will be interesting to see where he ends up.

There is no doubt that the Chelsea Academy graduate is a quality player with immense quality. Still, he won’t be able to realise his potential at Stamford Bridge without regular first-team football.