SUCCESS WILL FOLLOW
The Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez has said that he is extremely confident that he will be a success at Chelsea despite overseeing a very poor run of form in recent times. Chelsea have failed to win any match in the last four, which has seen their lead over Tottenham cut to just one point.
As a result, there is a real danger of Chelsea fighting in the final few weeks of the campaign for a top four position. The owner Roman Abramovich has apparently indicated to the manager that finishing in the top four is a priority than winning any cup competition this season.
Chelsea still have the opportunity to win the likes of the FA Cup and the Europa league. The 3-2 defeat against Newcastle United almost effectively ended any hopes of the club winning the Premier league title. The January signing Moussa Sissoko scored late in the game to seal a memorable victory for Newcastle, while also condemning Chelsea to a winless run that stretches to 4 matches. They have failed to beat the likes of League One Brentford in the fourth round of the FA Cup. Finishing in the top three will ensure that Chelsea qualify for the Champions League next season automatically rather than going through a qualification round.
"We are doing a good job in terms of what you can see on the pitch. The team is doing well. The team has a very good team spirit and that is really positive, and I am confident that we will finish in the top three. I will do well. What I know, what I can see is the team doing well, working hard and when we have this advantage, we have to manage in a better way," said Benitez after the Newcastle match. Chelsea will face relegation threatened Wigan during the weekend.