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Inside knowledge: Chelsea's tactics found in dressing room bin

Brazilian journalists came across what are believed to be the notes of Rafa Benitez after Sunday’s defeat to Corinthians.

RAFA BENITEZ’S NOTES have seemingly been discovered by Brazilian journalists.

Chelsea lost out to Corinthians in the Club World Cup final in Yokohama on Sunday and the sheets of paper below have since surfaced on sports website Globoesporte.

It claims that the scraps, which show detailed tactics for defending and attacking corners, were found in the Chelsea dressing room post-match.

Credit: Globoesport

They show how the Chelsea players should be lined up to defend a corner, with each played being assigned a marker Ashley Cole and Juan Mata instructed to cut out short corners.

Corinthians’ Paolo Guerrero scores against Chelsea. Credit: Koji Sasahara/AP/Press Association Images

Credit: Globoesport

For Chelsea’s corners, Benitez was worried about the threat of Corinthians breaking, as he writes in red “Be aware of counter attack”.

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