After Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with Leicester City on Saturday afternoon, the Blues now head off to their first winter break.
Frank Lampard’s side have a long two weeks off before their next Premier League match, with Manchester United the visitors to Stamford Bridge on Monday, February 17.
After 25 games gone the Blues remain in fourth place by four points, while they have an FA Cup clash with Liverpool or Shrewsbury Town and a Champions League tie with Bayern Munich to come.
While the players fly off to Dubai, Miami and other places far and wide to spend time with their families for the first week, no doubt Lampard will be planning for what is to come.
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The Blues boss stated that when the players return to training they will go through an intense week to get themselves back prepared for a big few matches ahead.
So what will be on the agenda for Lampard and his Chelsea players?
Lampard insists there is still a place for Olivier Giroud but at the same time said after the Leicester draw that it is maybe for the best that they spend some time apart after the veteran France striker failed to get a desired move away in January.
More importantly it increasingly feels like the 33-year-old will be needed as the season progresses considering Tammy Abraham is beginning to show some wear and tear and Michy Batshuayi is clearly not trusted.
When the squad reconvenes at the weekend the head coach must start working towards finding a way to use Giroud more. He can still be an asset for the next few months and considering his desire to be part of Les Bleus squad for the European Championship motivation will not be an issue.
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