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  1. Napoli v Catania: Preview

    Napoli coach Rafael Benitez has demanded maximum concentration from his players ahead of Sunday's game against Catania.The azzurri are hoping to start what will be a challenging week on the right foot. Napoli host Marseille in the Champions League on...

    Preview | Conversation | November 01, 2013
  2. Napoli v Livorno: Preview

    Napoli head coach Rafael Benitez wants his players to forget their Champions League defeat at Arsenal and focus on Sunday's game against Livorno.The Azzurri, who had beaten Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in their Group F opener, fell to a first loss of the ca...

    Preview | Conversation | October 05, 2013
  3. Napoli v Sassuolo: Preview

    Napoli coach Rafael Benitez believes his team is heading into Wednesday's game against bottom side Sassuolo full of confidence.Sunday's 2-1 victory at San Siro - Napoli's first success at AC Milan since 1986 - was the Azzurri's fifth consecutive win ...

    Preview | Conversation | September 24, 2013
  4. Napoli v Atalanta: Preview

    Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina is backing coach Rafael Benitez to have a successful first season with the Italian club - just as he did when they were both at Liverpool.The Neapolitan outfit take on Atalanta on Saturday night having enjoyed a perfect s...

    Preview | Conversation | September 13, 2013
  5. Chievo Verona v Napoli: Preview

    Napoli head coach Rafael Benitez has warned that Chievo will be a completely different proposition as the Spaniard looks to keep his players grounded after a strong start.The Azzurri finished as runners-up to Juventus last season and, after strengthe...

    Preview | Conversation | August 30, 2013
  6. Third is sole focus for Benitez

    Interim manager Rafael Benitez insists his focus is on the task in hand - finishing third in the Barclays Premier League with Chelsea.If Europa League winners Chelsea beat Everton, they will secure third place and end the prospect of a May 26 play-of...

    Preview | Conversation | May 18, 2013
  7. Benitez expects Mourinho return

    Rafael Benitez today suggested that he expects Jose Mourinho to be named his successor as Chelsea manager.Interim boss Benitez again confirmed he will depart Stamford Bridge this summer at the end of his short-term contract.Real Madrid head coach Mou...

    Preview | Conversation | May 07, 2013
  8. Benitez calls for cutting edge

    Rafael Benitez recognises Chelsea must be more clinical if they are to achieve their dual aim of Europa League victory and Champions League qualification.Fernando Torres last scored a Barclays Premier League goal before Christmas, while Demba Ba has ...

    Preview | Conversation | April 27, 2013
  9. Rafa doesn't see Red

    Wherever Rafael Benitez goes he cannot escape the history achieved at Liverpool - not even ahead of Chelsea's Europa League quarter-final second leg against Rubin Kazan in Moscow.Benitez was an unpopular appointment at Stamford Bridge due to his prio...

    Preview | Conversation | April 10, 2013
  10. Benitez set to shuffle pack

    Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez is expected to shuffle his pack once again when the Blues face Manchester United in their FA Cup quarter-final replay at Stamford Bridge on Easter Monday.The Spaniard made seven changes to his starting line-up a...

    Preview | Conversation | March 31, 2013
  11. Chelsea v Steaua Bucuresti: Preview

    Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez today issued another veiled attack on his critics on the eve of the Europa League last-16 second leg with Steaua Bucharest.Last season's Champions League winners will tomorrow bid to keep their European adventur...

    Preview | Conversation | March 13, 2013
  12. Each game as it comes - Benitez

    Rafael Benitez insists Chelsea's priority is simply winning their next game.And that is why his immediate focus falls on Thursday's Europa League clash at Steaua Bucharest, rather than Sunday's FA Cup quarter-final at Manchester United or securing a ...

    Preview | Conversation | March 06, 2013
  13. Benayoun out with ankle injury

    Midfielder Yossi Benayoun, a key ally of under-pressure interim manager Rafael Benitez, is out of the Barclays Premier League clash with West Brom with an ankle injury.Gary Cahill (virus) and Cesar Azpilicueta (leg) are available again after missing ...

    Preview | Conversation | March 01, 2013
  14. Lampard to miss Sparta clash

    Frank Lampard will have to wait to score his 200th goal for Chelsea as interim manager Rafael Benitez has chosen to rest the midfielder for Thursday's Europa League tie against Sparta Prague.Lampard's Stamford Bridge future may be in doubt but the 34...

    Preview | Conversation | February 20, 2013
  15. Benitez keen to progress

    Chelsea interim boss Rafael Benitez is determined that last season's Champions League winners take the Europa League seriously, beginning with the last-32 first leg at Sparta Prague.The match at the Generali Arena is Chelsea's first away fixture in E...

    Preview | Conversation | February 13, 2013
  16. Benitez demands Champions League qualification

    Rafael Benitez insisted finishing in the Barclays Premier League top four was more important for Chelsea - and his own future - than trophies this season as he attempts to avoid crashing out of yet another competition on Sunday.Benitez arrived at Sta...

    Preview | Conversation | January 26, 2013