Lampard reveals plans for his players ahead of crucial games against Leicester City, Manchester United and Tottenham

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It has been a hectic season already, and the players will have some break after this weekend’s FA Cup ties.

The Premier League is set to enter a short period of winter break introduced into the Premier League for the first time this season.

There will be no games for about two weeks, and Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has revealed that he’d let his players have some rest and be with their families during the break, as he admitted that there won’t be training.

“The players will have some rest,” he says.

“We are not going to travel to train anywhere. I’ll let them go to be with their families or back to their countries or whatever it may be, that is their choice, and then we will be back here to train and have not a mini pre-season but there will be some hard work after they have had a good rest.”

For this to happen fully and the players enjoy their break, Chelsea must beat Hull City in the FA Cup fourth round tie at the KCM Stadium or else the replay will be fixed during the break.

Lampard said: “I don’t know where else they could have put FA Cup replays. What I do know is that when we get back, we go into a busy period of big, big games for us and we go into the Champions League as well, so it will affect our break if that [a replay] happens. And I am guessing and hoping there was nowhere else to put that game.”

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