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The winter break is upon us as the Premier League teams will be given a two weeks break to recuperate after a large chunk of the season has been played.
For the Blues, this break comes at the perfect time as Chelsea have been struggling for results more recently. With only one win in the last five league matches, Blues boss Frank Lampard will be happy with this break.
Chelsea legend Pat Nevin has hailed the current form of Chelsea defenders Antonio Rudiger and Reece James as he believes that the duo don’t need a break at this point.
Meanwhile, the Chelsea legend has defended Tammy Abraham and also revealed that the young striker will benefit from the break.
He wrote in his column for the official Chelsea website: “The mid-season break is finally here and for some it couldn’t come quickly enough but for others, they possibly didn’t want it to happen at all. Toni Rudiger must be buzzing after his brace and probably wants another game tomorrow now that he has started scoring. His form has been excellent of late too, after his early-season injury problems, so he is one that probably doesn’t want or need a break.
“I am guessing Reece James feels the same now that he seems something close to a fixture in the side, again after a little injury break, and he just wants it all to keep on going.
“In reality however there are probably more who will be helped by a rest, even if they don’t know it themselves. The strains that have been put on Tammy Abraham means he will almost certainly come back rejuvenated after some respite. Doubtless he doesn’t feel too bad right now, but the physical wear and tear from playing up top and the pressure of expectation, means he could do with a little bit of relief. He will be able to take a step back for a week or so and get his head round what is happening and how he can improve even further, instead of always preparing for the next big match with scarcely a breather.”