Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has insisted his side will be ready to return to action when the Premier League starts in September.
The former midfielder had initially asked for a delayed start owing to their involvement in the FA Cup finals and the Champions League, but seem to have changed tune following their defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich.
The Blues will have less than two weeks before embarking on their preseason to prepare for the 2020/21 season.
“We will be ready to go come September 12 or whenever they give us our first League date.
“The lads need a break, they deserve a break. They know the plan. It has been [a] long [season] for everybody, but it has been longer for us.
"It has been the longest season ever, so it is important they have a break and we will be firing,"
The club has been busy in the transfer window, bringing in the likes of Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner.
They are also chasing a number of targets, notably Bayer Leverkusen's Kai Havertz, whom they are close to sealing a deal.
The new English Premier League season kicks off on September 12.