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Roman Abramovich has inflamed supporters with his appointment of Benitez

Roman Abramovich an obstacle to Chelsea attracting top managers says Ray Wilkins

Blues missed out on Pep Guardiola

Rafael Benitez

Rafael Benitez plays down Chelsea's title hopes

Blues take on west London rivals QPR tonight

One up front: Lack of other strikers has kept Fernando Torres playing

Benitez in need of back-up for lonely forward Torres

A little burst of six goals in five games and Fernando Torres supposedly has his mojo back. Just as he was assumed to have done after scoring three times in the first four matches of the season. It is the long droughts in between times that cause concern, and should continue to do so until more convincing evidence of a genuine rehabilitation is forthcoming.

Fernando Torres

My Chelsea squad is too small, bemoans Rafael Benitez

New manager says playing staff needs to increase due to heavy schedule taking its toll

Chelsea captain John Terry

John Terry may not return for Chelsea until Club World Cup

Knee injury has sidelined captain for almost three weeks

Rafael Benitez

Rafael Benitez chasing elusive first win as Chelsea manager

Chelsea are yet to score or concede under interim manager

Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez

Fulham manager Martin Jol predicts Rafael Benitez will ride out Chelsea boos

West London derby takes place tonight at Stamford Bridge

Alan Pardew determined Papiss Cisse will not end up 'like poor old Fernando Torres'

Newcastle striker made immediate impact after signing in January

A section of Spurs fans rally behind a controversial banner

James Lawton: Proper way to fight anti-Semitism is not by enlisting in a 'Yid Army'

It is the eagerness to hate in the game which has become so dispiriting

Figures released confirm that Abramovich has converted another £166.6m owed to him into shares in the club

Petr Cech says Chelsea players must adapt or leave

Petr Cech has delivered a stark ultimatum to any Chelsea player opposed to Roman Abramovich's hiring and firing policy, saying: “If you don't like it, you can leave.”

Sam Wallace: Harry will have to be patient with his new bosses

Were it not for Bastian Schweinsteiger's penalty miss, or Bayern Munich's failure to stop Didier Drogba with two minutes left of the Champions League final, or any number of critical moments in Chelsea's improbable, exhilarating run to the European Cup last season, then Harry Redknapp would probably not be where he is today.

Chelsea's new manager Rafael Benitez was defiant that he could win the supporters over

I can win over Chelsea fans, says defiant Rafael Benitez following boos

'How many people do you need to write a banner? Just one. Then two holding it,' says Chelsea's new manager

Chelsea's Russian owner Roman Abramovich awaits kick off during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Manchester City

James Lawton: Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich surveys the rancour and hostility of a club at war with itself

Chelsea fans stood next to a placard saying “Rafa You’ll Always Walk Alone”

Benitez and Ferguson on the touchline

Ferguson takes ‘lucky’ shot at his old Spanish
sparring partner Rafael Benitez

United manager says Benitez could win a second World Club Cup with another man’s side

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