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Chelsea play host to Rennes in the Champions League on Wednesday night, and a win is what’s expected from the Blues in this game.
After playing Rennes on Wednesday, Chelsea will play Newcastle on Saturday, meaning Frank Lampard may have to rotate his squad, as he did in the last two games.
Meanwhile, Chelsea hero Pat Nevin has been so impressed with the quality of Hakim Ziyech, that he doesn’t want the Morocco International to be rested for the game against Rennes.
Nevin said: “Rennes arrive tomorrow at the Bridge and they will have to be in perfect form to overcome the Blues in their current form. A win would put us in a great position to qualify from the group and right now Frank has only one major headache: who to leave out in the midfield to forward area.
“For someone who loves creative players I am already hoping it is not Ziyech that is left on the bench. Considering all the other players in the frame, that is quite a bold statement after only two starts for the Moroccan.”
Lampard currently have only two available wingers at his disposal – Hakim Ziyech and Callum Hudson-Odoi, with Christian Pulisic injured, but Timo Werner, Kai Havertz and Mason Mount could also be deployed in that role.