Benitez thrilled with display
Rafa Benitez found it hard to fault his Chelsea side after they
moved third in the Premier League table with an 8-0 hammering of
The home side forced Villa keeper Brad Guzan into several fine
saves and also missed a penalty as they came close to racking up
The recently-aired anti-Benitez chants were few and far between
at Stamford Bridge by the end of a dream performance, and the
Spaniard cut a happy figure afterwards.
He said: “Everything impressed me. We have been talking before
about the mentality of the team; attacking, creating chances we had
good movement, we were good in defence. As a team we had the
balance we are looking for.
“We have played some good games and this is one of the games. In
terms of scoring goals, in terms of balance yes.”
David Luiz again impressed in midfield, capping a confident
performance with a thumping free-kick.
Benitez said: “I have said before he can play well in midfield
and at centre-half.
“He’s good in the air, can use both feet, can score goals and he
can tackle. He has a lot of attributes.”