Lampard’s wait for his first win as Chelsea boss goes on after a 1-1 draw with Leicester, which saw the Foxes fight back to claim a draw at Stamford Bridge.
Giroud got to the nod in the starting line-up ahead of Tammy Abraham, but was hooked with 20 minutes left to play.
‘I was very surprised to see Olivier Giroud getting taken off when he did,’ Wright said after the game.
‘[It needed to be] 70 minutes or 75 minutes and then bring Tammy on to stretch them a bit more.
‘The ball didn’t stay in the area where they could cause Leicester problems. Stick with him and he could link up with Willian, who didn’t play particularly well.
‘I thought the ball was coming back too quickly.’
Mason Mount had put Chelsea in front before Wilfred Ndidi’s header levelled the game for the visitors.
Leicester exploited Chelsea’s zonal marking at a corner and Wright was baffled as to why Lampard was using zonal marking for set-pieces.
‘I think he will be wary of that,’ Wright said when asked about Chelsea’s defending at corners.
‘I’m not sure why he’s not going man-to-man at set-pieces because people will see they’re vulnerable in that respect. You saw it there.
‘He’s (Ndidi) standing in an area where you’d much rather someone pick him up.
‘When you’ve got a running jump, if the ball is good, it’s very difficult to stop somebody. And the ball was fantastic from (James) Maddison.’