Rafael Benitez Archive

“Chelsea brought a special set of circumstances.” — The Interim One .

Former Chelsea coach Rafael Benitez has publicly showed his unhappiness for the scorn treatment by Chelsea fans during his spell as a manager at the Stamford Bridge. He is here in London for the Champions League match between Napoli and Arsenal at the Emirates. The  current Napoli manger said that, “All through my career I

Dissecting Rafa's reign: A month by month look

It’s fair to say Benitez didn’t have the easiest of times during his Chelsea tenure, it’s also fair to say some of that was down to himself. From the euphoria of last season in November of 2012, Chelsea football club as a whole took a crash landing. The hero of the previous year was gone

Here I said it, thank you Rafael Benitez.

The story of that one hell of a season, an absolute roller-coaster. When we lost to Juventus, I remember I tweeted ” a loss to Manchester City and RDM’s out”. A couple of hours later, Robbie got sacked because “the Board felt that a change was necessary now to keep the club moving in the

Rafa Benitez wins Manager of the Month.

Rafa Benitez has won the manager of the month after being unbeaten in the Premier League in April with three wins from four, Benitez has guided Chelsea to third place. According to me, Rafa deserved the manager of the month. The last time a Chelsea manager won the award was back in April 2011, just

In the Papers

In this weekly series that I am starting, I will be going to look at all the papers stories that involve Chelsea throughout the week and give my view on the stories. Midfielder John Mikel Obi, 25, has dismissed Chelsea’s current campaign in the Europa League as “Thursday nights, Channel 5” and said he hoped

Selection Dilemma ahead of Rubin Kazan clash

Chelsea may have to confront Rubin Kazan in the Europa League quarter-final without a recognized senior left-back after Ryan Bertrand was unable to take part in training after succumbing to a virus. The England defender, who is first-choice at present with Ashley Cole still hamstrung, missed Tuesday’s session and stayed away from Cobham. Bertrand will be assessed by the club’s medical staff

Some well deserved praise for Rafa (yes you read it right)

After the weekend defeat to Southampton I seemed to be one of the very few fans who hadn’t chosen to jump on the ‘Rafa Out’ bandwagon once again and it’s got to a point in the season, where I just think calling for the mans head has become utterly ridiculous. Firstly, Rafa has around 47 days

The never ending loop of trouble Rafael Benitez chose to step in

Let me make it clear from the start, I am not a fan of Rafa Benitez, not even close. But the day he chose to step in as the manager of Chelsea FC, I had decided that I am not going to get my hatred for the man get in the way of me wishing

Analyzing Rafael Benitez's situation at the club and his post-match comments

We saw EKVR’s thoughts on Rafa’s situation, his comments and how the fans’ reacted and treat him. Here’s another opinion from Fahmi which is different. Rafael Benitez spoke his opinion about chelsea fans’ resentment towards him candidly after Chelsea’s 2-0 away win over Middlesbrough in the FA Cup. He was asked about his opinion about

Expression of resentment towards Rafa – Not needed

Rafael Benitez was appointed after Di Matteo’s sacking as interim manager. And from the 1st day, Rafael Benitez was receiving hate left and right from many Chelsea fans. Why? Some say just because of his tenure at Liverpool. Some say because he’s not a good manager and others find his comments from 2007 as the