Benitez’s terrible start as Chelsea manager already has fans angry and Benitez questioning the security of his position at Chelsea.
An article on ESPNFC said Benitez was not positive about his status following a 3-1 loss to West Ham United on Dec. 1 stating, “Pressed on the fact he did not sound 100 percent sure of his position, he replied, ‘No, I am not 100 percent. We didn’t win today – that is the main thing.’” The same article also stated Chelsea supporters were not pleased with their new manager.
“Chelsea’s fans again made their feelings known, chanting ‘You’re not welcome here’ and joining in with a song from the home fans that went ‘You’re getting sacked in the morning,” according to ESPNFC.
Despite the fact that Chelsea has not a game in the Premier League since Oct. 28, Chelsea remains in third place in the Premier League. However, they are currently in a three-way tie at 26 points with Tottenham and West Bromwich Albion and are ahead only on goal difference.
Right now, despite the negative results, Chelsea need to back Rafa Benitez 100 percent. I am not a Benitez fan and thought it was a bad decision to name his as manger, however, the club needs some sort of stability. Roman Abramovich needs to calm down and let a manager manage the club without overreacting and firing them right away.
Chelsea is currently 10 points behind leaders Manchester United, which is not an insurmountable deficit to overcome. This weekends game provides Benitez and Chelsea are perfect opportunity to get their season back on track and get a winning result.
Sunderland is currently one point out of the relegation zone with only 13 points from 14 games. Sunderland has also only won one game at home this season while losing twice and drawing three times.
Every Chelsea fan will be watching this game intently to see if Benitez can finally get his first win in charge of Chelsea and if Chelsea can get their first victory since Oct. 28. If the team hopes to still compete for the Premier League title this season, they must start getting positive results.
Written By: Eric Stoyanov, Contributing Writer, soccerprose.com
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