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  1. Benitez's complicated return to Anfield

    Miguel Delaney

    Publicly, at least, Rafa Benitez was maintaining the facade. When asked Friday at Chelsea's Cobham training base whether he was completely satisfied with his six years at Liverpool in terms of success, he refused to get into it. This wasn't the ti...

    Blog | April 19, 2013
  2. Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez: Busy schedule a positive

    Miguel Delaney

    Rafael Benitez has insisted Chelsea's fixture congestion is a good thing, because it means the club is making progress.

    Story | Conversation | March 28, 2013
  3. Benitez allays fears over English quality in Europe

    Miguel Delaney

    Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez has said the Premier League still possesses some of Europe's "top teams" and does not believe the competition is in decline - despite another drop-off in Champions League results.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2013
  4. Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez eyes Europa League momentum

    Miguel Delaney

    Rafael Benitez has claimed that the Europa League will not affect his Chelsea team, and may actually help them maintain momentum in the chase for Champions League places.

    Story | Conversation | February 12, 2013
  5. Benitez unlikely to make further additions

    Miguel Delaney

    Transfer news

    Story | Conversation | January 29, 2013
  6. Rafael Benitez: Demba Ba and Fernando Torres are equals

    Miguel Delaney

    Rafa Benitez has admitted for the first time that Demba Ba will be considered an equal to Fernando Torres in terms of who starts for Chelsea - and that the competition can "bring the best out of both of them."

    Story | Conversation | January 08, 2013
  7. Chelsea boss Benitez: Midfield may suit David Luiz in short term

    Miguel Delaney

    Rafael Benitez has said that David Luiz may be more suited to the midfield for the time being, indicating that it could help the player mature and make fewer mistakes at the back.

    Story | Conversation | December 22, 2012
  8. No rest for Benitez's Blues

    Miguel Delaney

    After almost two years out of the game, Rafa Benitez is certainly making up for lost time at the moment. In fact, as he walks into the Cobham press conference a little bleary-eyed after only arriving back from Japan the day before, it seems there'...

    Blog | December 18, 2012
  9. Chelsea defender Gary Cahill backs Rafael Benitez

    Miguel Delaney

    Gary Cahill has offered more support for Rafa Benitez, insisting the team have become much more defensively sound under the new Chelsea manager.

    Story | Conversation | December 12, 2012
  10. Rafa Benitez: Chelsea still in Premier League title race

    Miguel Delaney

    Chelsea interim manager Rafa Benitez has claimed the 6-1 win over Nordsjaelland has already had a transformative effect on his squad, and feels such performances will help turn the tide of fan opinion about him.

    Story | Conversation | December 08, 2012
  11. Rafael Benitez plots to restore Fernando Torres' Liverpool form

    Miguel Delaney

    Rafa Benitez has said he is unsure as to whether Fernando Torres can ever recapture his devastating Liverpool form, but the new Chelsea manager argues that a specifically tailored training plan will finally give the striker a fair chance of doing so.

    Story | Conversation | November 28, 2012
  12. Rafael Benitez won't apologise for 'flags' comment

    Miguel Delaney

    Rafael Benitez says he understands Chelsea fans' anger towards him but feels he does not need to apologise for the 'flags' comment which has caused such consternation, and insists that the only way he can make amends is by simply doing his job well.

    Story | Conversation | November 27, 2012