Chelsea are playing better football under me, claims Rafa Benitez, after 4-0 victory over Stoke City
The Spaniard was feeling the heat from fans again after back-to-back home
defeats - in the Premier League against bottom side QPR and in the Capital
One Cup semi-final first leg against Swansea on Wednesday.
Benitez is still not accepted by many of the Chelsea
fans following the unpopular sacking of Roberto Di Matteo in November, but
he insists the side is in rude health.
"The team is doing well, the players are happy," said the interim manager.
"The players are training really well and you can see that they're trying to
perform. All the staff are doing a great job so the atmosphere in the side
is really good.
"When we play the games we cannot control what's going on outside the pitch
but we'll try to do our best on the pitch and hopefully it will be easier.