5 Things Rafa Benítez Needs to Change at Chelsea

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5 Things Rafa Benítez Needs to Change at Chelsea
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Appointed by Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich suddenly last week to replace Roberto Di Matteo as club manager on an interim basis to try to stem the team’s current slide, Rafa Benítez knows he now has his work cut out for him.

Formerly the manager of Liverpool and many other clubs, the 52-year-old Benítez needs to realize what he can immediately impact at Stamford Bridge as well as what he can’t—like whether or not Blues fans choose totally to get behind him.

As hard as it is to digest the fact that Di Matteo is now just a memory, life goes on and there are many important games to be played from now until May. Chelsea needs to now focus on the future and forget about the past—both the good and the bad memories.

Here are five things I think Benítez can try to do to fix King Roman’s broken toy.

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