Chelsea manager Graham Potter has admitted that it has been difficult to adapt to the club’s fixture schedule.
Potter replaced Thomas Tuchel in September.
After a good start at Stamford Bridge, the team has suffered a dip recently.
The former Brighton boss is already under scrutiny, after the defeat to Arsenal in the Premier League, followed by the exit from the Carabao Cup at the hands of Manchester City.
“I come from Brighton, where everything was pretty much in order over a three year period.
“You have to deal with everything that’s going on and the amount of matches you’re playing, and then you need some time to think – if there’s that time.
“It’s there because of the World Cup break and it would be stupid not to take this time to rejuvenate, recover, think and improve,” Potter said.
Premier League: I will use the World Cup break to recover and improve – Chelsea coach Potter