Up next for Chelsea is an FA Cup clash against Wolves on Saturday, and Chelsea great Pat Nevin, has urged Antonio Conte to rest his key players in the FA Cup clash, and keep them fitter and fresher for the next league game.
“Some of the current Chelsea lads might even get a little break this week if the boss is feeling particularly generous,” Nevin wrote in his column on Chelsea’s official website.
“Who knows, maybe even a little jaunt to sunnier climes and suddenly the sympathy has totally evaporated again.
“It is however important to use this time wisely because of the amount of travelling and the number of games most of our rivals have to cope with right now compared to us.
“This morning I am off over to Munich to cover the Bayern v Arsenal game and know it will have at least some effect on Wenger’s men.
“Freshness and fitness will be key over the next couple of months as well as the attitude of the players.
“The weather will soon change and I suspect that will suit us too.
“There are 13 league games left and a few of them will be a grind just like Sunday at Burnley’s tight Turf Moor, but if we show the same sort of attitude every week I suspect we will be okay.”