This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
Dublin: 15 °C Thursday 2 July, 2020

#Rafael Benitez

# rafael-benitez - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

Spurs battle to claim crucial point against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge Premier League This post contains videos

Spurs battle to claim crucial point against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge

It’s still all to play for in the race for Champions League football.

# rafael-benitez - Thursday 2 May, 2013

Chelsea politics clouding Jose Mourinho's potential return

Will the Special One return to west London this summer?

# rafael-benitez - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

Benitez sticks to his guns at Chelsea

The Spaniard insists resting his players, including Lampard and Terry, is crucial to their success.

# rafael-benitez - Sunday 14 April, 2013

City hold on to end Chelsea's FA Cup defence FA Cup This post contains videos

City hold on to end Chelsea's FA Cup defence

Goals in each half from Samir Nasri and Sergio Aguero were enough for Roberto Mancini’s side to prevail.

# rafael-benitez - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

Rafa Benitez talks up Liverpool return

The Anfield legend says he will almost certainly return to the club in the future.

# rafael-benitez - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

Rafa Benitez open to offers in England

“I like to stay in a top side. Why not in England?”

# rafael-benitez - Monday 1 April, 2013

Reaction: Ferguson laments 'unbelievable' Cech save Frustration This post contains videos

Reaction: Ferguson laments 'unbelievable' Cech save

The United manager bemoaned his side not receiving “a little break”.

# rafael-benitez - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

Rafa Benitez rues busy Chelsea schedule

“We are in the Europa League and will try to do our best. If you progress it is a good competition but you have to carry on until the end.”

# rafael-benitez - Monday 11 March, 2013

Ferdinand may face charges over off-the-ball clash with Torres In Hot Water This post contains videos

Ferdinand may face charges over off-the-ball clash with Torres

The Manchester United defender appeared to push Fernando Torres over during yesterday’s FA Cup quarter-final.

# rafael-benitez - Sunday 3 March, 2013

5 things we learned from this weekend's Premier League action Opinion This post contains videos

5 things we learned from this weekend's Premier League action

We assess the ramifications from Arsenal v Spurs, United v Norwich and other games.

Boos don't bother Benitez

Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez has brushed off more criticism from his own club’s fans following their 1-0 win over West Bromwich Albion.

# rafael-benitez - Friday 1 March, 2013

VIDEO: We're cool! Benitez rejects talk of poor relationship with Chelsea owner Abramovich Boss This post contains videos

VIDEO: We're cool! Benitez rejects talk of poor relationship with Chelsea owner Abramovich

‘The relationship is fine. I don’t have any problem.’

# rafael-benitez - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

Rafa Benitez plays down talk of Chelsea player rift

‘It was normal talk, nothing else. You show your disappointment, that is normal.’

# rafael-benitez - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

'I'm paying for my success at Liverpool' - Benitez

The Chelsea boss believes he’s a victim of his achievements at Anfield.

# rafael-benitez - Thursday 14 February, 2013

Rafa Benitez committed to Europa League

The Blues take on Sparta Prague this evening in the last 32 of Europe’s second-tier competition.

# rafael-benitez - Sunday 3 February, 2013

5 thoughts from this weekend's Premier League games

Bad times for Rafa Benitez, a glimmer of hope for Villa and Man City slip further behind United.

Rafa Benitez bullish despite Newcastle loss

The Stmaford Bridge man was quizzed about his future after the latest defeat yesterday.

# rafael-benitez - Wednesday 23 January, 2013

Here we go again... Ferguson intimidates referees, Benitez claims

Rafa’s gone on the attack again saying the Man Utd boss influences decisions.

# rafael-benitez - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

Opinion: In partial defence of Southampton’s sacking of Nigel Adkins

The dismissal of the popular figure is an inevitable consequence owing to the nature of modern-day football, writes Paul Fennessy.

# rafael-benitez - Friday 11 January, 2013

Sorry, Rafa: Chelsea fans plan more abuse of Benitez

Fans ‘came to blows’ at Stamford Bridge during the defeat to Swansea according to one supporter group.

# rafael-benitez - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

Life after Lamps: Benitez defends decision to cut Frank loose

“You have to move forward,” says the interim boss at Stamford Bridge.

# rafael-benitez - Friday 4 January, 2013

Fernando Torres rest imminent, says Rafa Benitez

Chelsea’s Spanish striker has played 33 times this season in all competitions.

# rafael-benitez - Wednesday 2 January, 2013

Torres will accept being a sub, says Benitez

The manager also paid tribute to his squad, saying that “they train well, the commitment is there and they are keen to learn”.

# rafael-benitez - Sunday 30 December, 2012

Rafael Benitez not drawn on Lampard, Ba

The Chelsea manager was as guarded as ever in his post-match interview this afternoon.

As it happened: Everton v Chelsea, Premier League

Frank Lampard gave Roman and Rafa something to think about with his performance against Everton this afternoon. Catch up with all of the action in our minute-by-minute report.

# rafael-benitez - Monday 24 December, 2012

'The team is growing' - Benitez a happy man after Villa rout

The Chelsea boss isn’t ruling out a title challenge after his side moved up to third with an 8-0 win yesterday.

# rafael-benitez - Thursday 20 December, 2012

Benitez unsure of Sturridge future

Rumours persist that the 23-year-old could be on the way to Liverpool.

Up for the cup: Rafa Benitez anticipates Swansea showdown

The Welsh side stand in the way of Rafa and a return to Wembley with the Blues.

# rafael-benitez - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

Chelsea unsure on Terry return date JT

Chelsea unsure on Terry return date

We know you guys were wondering when Big John will be back in our lives.

Preview: Benitez looks to bounce back against Leeds

The Pensioners travel to Elland Road tonight for a Capital One Cup quarter-final meeting with their Championship opponents.

# rafael-benitez - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

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.

# rafael-benitez - Sunday 16 December, 2012

Corinthians beat Chelsea to win in Yokohama CFC

Corinthians beat Chelsea to win in Yokohama

The Blues’ arduous two-game pursuit of Club World Cup glory has ended in failure.

# rafael-benitez - Saturday 15 December, 2012

Benitez hails 'fantastic' Lampard as midfielder eyes Stamford Bridge exit

The 34-year-old is free to discuss pre-contract agreements with foreign clubs in January ahead of a possible summer move.

# rafael-benitez - Friday 14 December, 2012

Rafa Benitez endorses rival Pep Guardiola for Chelsea manager's post

Yes, the Chelsea job he now has.

# rafael-benitez - Thursday 13 December, 2012

Benitez refuses to take credit for upswing in Torres form

Interim Chelsea boss gives all the credit to the Spanish striker.

# rafael-benitez - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

Injury setback: Chelsea's Oriol Romeu out for season

The player was injured in Saturday’s 3-1 win against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.

# rafael-benitez - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

Benitez rules out Lukaku January return

The 19-year-old has scored five Premier League goals for West Brom so far this season.

# rafael-benitez - Monday 3 December, 2012

Chelsea deny reports of Grant return

Chelsea say there is “no truth” in reports of a possible return for former manager Avram Grant.

# rafael-benitez - Sunday 2 December, 2012

Ray Wilkins: Benitez won't be sacked as Chelsea boss CFC

Ray Wilkins: Benitez won't be sacked as Chelsea boss

Well, not yet, anyway.

# rafael-benitez - Monday 26 November, 2012

'The team has to help Fernando' - Benitez wants more support for misfiring striker

The new Chelsea boss is blaming Torres’ Premier League goal drought on a lack of service.