Chelsea: 5 Easy Steps to Get the Blues Back to Challenging for Trophies

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Chelsea: 5 Easy Steps to Get the Blues Back to Challenging for Trophies
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Chelsea won a domestic and European double last season but look unlikely to repeat that feat in 2012/13.

Having won the trophy that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has been chasing for the last 10 years in the 2011/12 season, the Blues are having a far less successful campaign this time around. They were sitting pretty at the top of the Premier League until November following some impressive wins at the start of the season, but a dip in form saw Roberto Di Matteo sacked and things began to spiral out of control.

By the time of Rafa Benitez's appointment as interim manager, Chelsea had already missed out on two trophies, having lost in the Community Shield against Manchester City and suffering a humiliating 4-1 defeat to Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup. Since taking over, Benitez has led the Blues to defeat in the Capital One Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup.

Things need to change fast, as the Blues are still hanging on in the FA Cup and are set to play their first Europa League match in February. Despite the long odds on silverware arriving at Stamford Bridge this season, both Benitez and Abramovich could do worse than change the following five things to avoid disaster for Chelsea.

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