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Chelsea are playing better football under me, claims Rafa Benitez, after 4-0 victory over Stoke City
Published : 13 Jan 2013 10:29:53
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.