Lampard gives his players a day off after difficult win against Rennes

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Chelsea battled hard to get a 2-1 win over Rennes away from home, and thus seal qualification to the second round of the Champions League.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard was pleased with the win, and has now set his attention to Sunday’s Premier League game against Tottenham.

The Chelsea players will get a day off on Wednesday and resume training on Thursday to prepare for Spurs.

“I’m very happy to qualify with two games to spare. It was a really tough match, they’re [Rennes] a very good team. Their recent form doesn’t reflect how good they are, it was a tough hard-fought win,” Lampard told BT Sport.

“We have to prioritise the game in front of us but we’re aware of where we are in the league and that Sunday is a big game.

“It always will be because of the rivalry and they are a great team and now it’s just about preparing well. They’ll [Chelsea players] have a day off tomorrow and then come Thursday morning we’ll start thinking about Spurs properly.”

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