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Chelsea hero Nevin: Lampard will want youthful line-up for Krasnodar

Chelsea hero Pat Nevin expects manager Frank Lampard to shake up his XI for their Champions League clash at Krasnodar.

He wrote for chelseafc.com: "The starting XI for this one will take a great deal of thought from Frank. Having drawn with Sevilla, three points would be very handy here, but he has to be careful not to push players too far this early in the season.

"I am sure he will want as many youthful, energetic and tireless legs on the field as possible, so I will not be surprised if the young guns such as Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount are used from the start. Then of course there are the likes of Mateo Kovacic, who could really do with another 90 minutes pretty soon. He should also have plenty of energy to spare.

"It doesn't matter that the lads will be in the most comfortable airplane in the skies, travelling is tiring, especially when it involves crossing time zones."

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