Chelsea boss Graham Potter says they’ll make the most of their World Cup break.
The recess affords Potter a chance to take stock and look back on a whirlwind start to life at Stamford Bridge.
There are also plans in place for those players not competing at the World Cup to keep them fresh and ready for the restart, and the head coach detailed that itinerary and his bigger-picture thoughts at his press conference today.
“We’ll have a few days break,” Potter started.
“There are only about three or four players left. Then we will reconvene, a bit of training and off to a warm-weather camp and couple of games to prepare for the restart.
“We have to use it for what it is,” he continued. “It’s an opportunity.
“We have to take stock of the time we’ve had. It’s 13 weeks in six weeks, eight away from home. It’s been incredibly intense and we’ve learned a lot. We have to take that time to reflect and come back stronger.
“It’d be stupid not to use that time to do that, to rejuvenate, to recover, to reflect, to improve. There will be loads of things that will enter the head as you reflect.
“There’s more to come from the group we have. We can do better than we have from a performance perspective, and that’s where our focus is on.”