Chelsea have been making up for lost time in the wake of their two-window transfer ban, bringing in Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Ben Chilwell, Malang Sarr and Silva already this summer, and Bayer Leverkusen attacking midfielder Kai Havertz is expected to follow suit over the coming days.
Silva arrives at Stamford Bridge on a free transfer after allowing his contract to run down at Paris Saint-Germain and the 35-year-old Brazilian will want to quickly settle into life in west London.
The Blues conceded the same amount of goals as 15th-placed Brighton in the Premier League last season (54) and Giroud has backed Silva to be a stabling and assured presence at the back.
‘He is clearly a player who can bring us his experience, his journey, his leadership,’ the Chelsea striker said.
‘I think that the coach brought him to Chelsea for that, to help the youngsters and of course for his qualities which are still the same even if, like me, he is getting a bit older.
‘But I am certain that he will bring us a lot. It is a new league, so he will be discovering that, but I am sure that he will adapt very quickly.
‘We have a lot of ambitions this year with the signings and I hope that we will be able to get tangled in a race for the title.’
Giroud insists he’s not ‘worried’ for his place at Chelsea, despite the club splashing out £47.5million on Werner earlier this summer.
‘At every big club, there’s competition, and it always motivated me to fight for my spot,’ he added.
‘Now, I’m not naive and I know that the club bought Werner to put him on the pitch.
‘One thing’s for sure: we don’t have the same profile, he likes to go out wide, he did it with his club and his national team.
‘If Chelsea signed was a striker with a similar profile, I would have been more worried, but I think with the different games and the different teams we’ll play, the coach will choose different tactical systems and I really hope I’ll play, following what I did last year.’
Giroud has been in constant contact with Lampard over his future at the club and claims the Chelsea manager is aware his value to the side.
‘My relationship with the manager has evolved,’ the France centre-forward continued.
‘During the period when we were looking for a solution for me to leave Chelsea, I got to know him. We had a few face-to-face meetings. It was positive.
‘He also got to know me a little bit better. He gave me my chance after confinement. He knows my values and my professionalism.
‘I must continue to perform well in training by showing him my desire to be in the starting XI.’