Four goals against Sevilla in the Champions League on Wednesday, and his consistent contribution for France, showed Giroud can have a big part to play for Chelsea this season.
Lampard knows the France striker is an impatient player waiting to be titular, but he cannot assure him.
“I don’t think it’s a case of giving any players assurance of game time,” Lampard said. “With the competitive squad we have, that’s very difficult to do.
“All you want when players are out of the team is to train well and get themselves in the team and perform like Oli did the other day. And, of course, that gives me nice problems as such.
“Oli’s always done that for me here, particularly at the back end of last season when he was playing as regularly as he’s played at Chelsea in my time at the club.
“So I’m happy with him. He’s given me a really nice problem. His form is good. He’s training well.”
He continued “Playing the way he did the other night, clearly he’s going to get opportunities to play for us because that was just a top-class performance all round.”
Giroud has only scored 13 goals in 63 Premier League appearances for Chelsea, although that goals-per-game rate is mitigated by the fact he was a substitute in 38 of those games.
Giroud might get more chances as a titular player if he keeps performing, as he did recently against Sevilla, every time he got his chance in the game.