Chelsea news

Lampard and Ivanovic rested

February 20, 2013
By ESPN staff

Chelsea interim manager Rafa Benitez has revealed Frank Lampard and Branislav Ivanovic will sit out Thursday's Europa League clash with Sparta Prague.

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The Blues take a 1-0 lead into the second leg of their second-round clash at Stamford Bridge this week and, given the number of games his players have had to contend with in recent months, Benitez has opted to rest the pair.

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