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Man Utd legend Neville: Chelsea look knackered going into Benfica game

Manchester United legend Gary Neville fears for Chelsea going to Champions League opponents Benfica.

Writing in the Mail on Sunday, Neville said: "They have dropped nine points in the last 10 minutes of games, which is more than any other team in the Premier League.

"And they looked a tired team yesterday (against Tottenham) and finished the game badly, just as they finished Wednesday's game against Manchester City badly. And now they have to go to Benfica on Tuesday before travelling to Aston Villa next Saturday.

"That's a lot of travel - from Manchester to London to Lisbon to Birmingham - and a lot of tough games to play in 10 days.

"It didn't help that yesterday's match was played just past midday in 20 degrees of heat, which will have drained the players even more.

"They are lacking pace up front and, in the last 20 minutes when they needed that push to get the win they really needed to take them closer to the Champions League, they just didn't look to be the team to finish strongly."

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