Rafael Benitez

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 Frank Lampard of Chelsea during a Chelsea training session ahead of the Uefa Europa League final  against Benfica at the Amsterdam ArenA. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

Frank Lampard will captain Chelsea in the Europa League final on Wednesday night but John Terry, who has been ruled out of the game with an ank(...)

Chelsea’s Frank Lampard scores his first goal to equal Bobby Tambling’s club record of 202 against Aston Villa at Villa Park. The midfielder also scored a second to secure the points and the record. Photograph: Philip Brown/Reuters

Aston Villa 1 Chelsea 2: Frank Lampard etc(...)

Tottenham Hotspur’s manager Andre Villas-Boas. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Andre Villas-Boas has accused Chelsea of playing “invisible” football and lacking style or identity since the days of Jose Mourinho as he prepares (...)

Jose Mourinho (left) and Rafael Benitez pictured together back in 2007. Photograph:   Martin Rickett/PA

José Mourinho insisted that he is contemplating staying at Real Madrid but the message was delivered as a threat, not a promise. The Portugues(...)

Manchester United and Alex Ferguson during  their side’s FA Cup quarter-final at Old Trafford, Manchester, in March.  Photograph: AFP Photo.

Alex Ferguson has aimed another barb at Rafael Benitez ahead of tomorrow’s clash at by claiming the Chelsea interim manager is overly concerned(...)

Chelsea’s interim  manager Rafael Benitez talks to Basel’s coach Murat Yakin

Rafael Benítez insisted he deserves the respect of Chelsea’s sceptical support after his team’s blistering second-half revival propelled them t(...)

Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez shakes hands with his players during a training session ahead at Cobham in London. Photograph: Christopher Lee/Getty Images

Rafael Benitez refused to respond to Jose Mourinho’s post-match interview following Real Madrid’s Champions League semi-final defeat to Boruss(...)

FC Basel’s goalkeeper Yann Sommer fails to save a goal by Chelsea’s Victor Moses (far right) during their Europa League semi-final first leg soccer match at St. Jakob Park Stadium.  Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

FC Basel 1 Chelsea 2: Rafael Benitez’s side prevailed on t(...)

Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini shouts to his players during their Champions League quarter-final second leg soccer match against Borussia Dortmund in Germany.   Photograph: Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters

The odds on Manuel Pellegrini becoming Chelsea manager shortened today after talks reportedly opened with the Chilean last week. The 59-(...)

Chelsea’s summer strengthening is set to be sparked by the €23m arrival of Andre Schurrle from Bayer Leverkusen, with the club hopeful of annou(...)

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