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Chelsea played in the Champions League on Wednesday against Valencia and just three days later, they take on West Ham United in the Premier League.

The Blues had travelled to Spain for their European clash and the match ended with a scoreline of 2-2.

Valencia caused a fair bit of trouble to Chelsea and the London outfit were actually lucky to walk away with a point thereby keeping their hopes of qualification very much alive.

But after playing such a tough game in midweek many believe that Lampard’s players might not be a 100 per cent when the Hammers come to Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

West Ham have been in an awful run of form lately but they, unlike Chelsea, have had a full week of rest meaning they could come out all guns blazing.

Many Blues fans might be fearing the worst but according to Charlie Nicholas, Chelsea though tired from their European endeavours should see this game through quite comfortably.

Nicholas wrote for Sky Sports: “I said Manuel Pellegrini was the favourite to go if he lost at Tottenham and I am pretty surprised he is still there.

“The fightback probably got him over the line. It is the best batch of players they have had but Mark Noble is probably in there arguing with team-mates and looking at the players who need to be giving more.

“West Ham is Frank Lampard’s old club, Chelsea like to turn over West Ham and I can’t see anything else.

“Chelsea will have just got back from the Champions League but it should be comfortable enough for them.”

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