Should Chelsea sack Benitez?

Many Chelsea fans were disappointed with the sacking of Di Matteo, let alone the appointment of Rafael Benitez. Fans displayed signs, banners showing their displeasure with the decision. Chants of “One Di Matteo” rang around whatever ground the Blues were at during the 16th minute. Chants of “F*** off Benitez, you’re not wanted here” were around for the first few weeks, but the lack of support towards Benitez continues and will last until he leaves. I justified the decision to sack Di Matteo and was a fan of the appointment of Benitez, but I’m eating my words on the Benitez saga. It’s not been what I expected from Rafael Benitez. He’s been inconsistent in his selection and tactics. The team hasn’t had a lot of luck, either. In the end, it comes down to him and the players. His tactics are said to confuse the players, a problem he had late on at Liverpool and Inter. When the players can’t understand everything you’re trying to institute, you’re going to have problems. That’s been evident in the past few weeks. Inconsistency, lack of finishing, midfield issues, defensive problems, injury concerns, etc. Not many things have gone right for Benitez and the failure in Japan, as well as the recent struggles have stained Benitez’s temporary reign at Chelsea. He had a simple task, beat Monterrey (easy opponent) and beat Corinthians in the Final (decent opponent), but he couldn’t win in the Final. A 1-0 loss to the South American giants left us shocked with Chelsea and mostly Torres. Fernando Torres and Benitez are very good friends and Rafa can get the best out of him. He had him firing in goals for a period of time, but then Torres lost confidence and wasn’t performing. That’s a huge issue. The signing of Demba Ba was supposed to be a fix for the situation, but that didn’t work out as planned. Demba Ba now has a broken nose and he’s scored 3 since arriving from Newcastle in 8 matches. A decent return for a newcomer, but not that impressive for a prolific and proven goal-scorer in the EPL. Benitez’s idea to play Ramires-Lampard together is catastrophic, it’s never worked and it never will. With Mikel and Moses in AFCON, we’ve struggled at those positions – Moses’ physicality and pace is irreplaceable while Mikel’s composure as well as defensive solidness is also irreplaceable. With January’s window closing, Benitez didn’t sign anyone but Demba Ba – something that concerned me. We need a holding midfielder and the options were there, but weren’t taken. Diame and Fellaini were off huge interest, but those deals fell through as Chelsea lost interest in both. The inconsistency has me worried as well, how can 1 team play so well then crash, specifically in the late stages of a match? Or win impressively then lose to small clubs at home? It’s been characteristic of Chelsea to struggle in the winter months of the season, but never has it been this bad. A manager that few fans like and support, a misfiring attack, an inconsistent team and no action from the board/Roman. It’s a new level of what Chelsea have become – a team on track to fail. Our pride has been combined with our ambitions, and that’s led to this mess. A handful of bad decisions since Summer of 2011 have appeared – selling Meireles (who was excellent alongside Mikel), loaning out Essien (he would come in handy right now), sacking Ancelotti (he finished 2nd before sacking), sacking Di Matteo only to see Benitez as replacement (fans went wild). No one could of predicted this, crazy twists under both managers this season constantly. However, there’s a question I must ask – what good would sacking Benitez do? Who would replace him for 3 months? Sacking Benitez would just add to our problems and pile the pressure on us. I’d rather just accept some changes and work towards staying 3rd and at least getting a top 4 finish. Arsenal and Tottenham could really compete with us for this goal (3rd or 4th finish). It would please the fans, but not the players. It would confuse them even more – 3rd set of tactics within only a few months. It’s tough on them and what coach would come to Chelsea for 3 months? Especially considering our owners/boards pressure and our general problems. No manager would want this job for such a short period within any guarantees. I just don’t see a purpose or positive in firing Benitez, especially with rumours that Jose Mourinho is heading to Chelsea with Benitez going to Real Madrid. I wouldn’t sack Rafa and possibly jepordize that move. I say we wait until the summer and finish 3rd or 4th, then work from there to get a new coach that best suits Chelsea. My votes go to Jose Mourinho, Guus Hiddink or Jurgen Klopp.

  1. Oria says

    Rafa should be left till the end of the season that is just the best then a new manager can be employed jose

  2. emile says

    Are U saying BA isn’t our solution to the Torres problem? Wait he didn’t play 8 matches , he is play no more ten minutes most of our games. Surely sacking Rafa isn’t a solution right now but he need to improve, making a good starting line up.

  3. JoNaHnOaH says


  4. owoseni olasunkanmi says

    sack d asshole

  5. dbert says

    that is okay,but if chelsea fail to qualify for champion league what wil you do and what is going to happen to playin and fans?

  6. Matthew joseph says

    Now! now!! now!!!

  7. Oluwafemi Akindele says

    Benitez should go 2 allow peace 2 reign.What do u expect 4rm somebody who has once drag d name of chelseafc in d mud?Chelseafc’s followers are nt interested in such penson.So,he Benitez shuld go pleasssssssss!

  8. Zane says

    Sack him during this time of the season and the club will have more problems. I don’t think it’s the managers fault. It is this sexy football managers are being forced to play. What is this sexy football? This dull passing game with no end result? Let Roman and the board keep on toying,we’ll see how far it brings the team.

    If we look at our current squad,it’s clearly a counter attacking type squad. We’re not using Hazard and Moses’ pace,Torres’ ability to perfectly outplay offside traps,Ramires’ breaking runs from deep and scoring like a ghost just like Lampard.

    Sure,Mata and Oscar can play the sexy football but Chelsea shouldn’t play that style all the time. Managers should man up and tell Roman who actually has football experience.

  9. eric ordu says

    knw sacking benitez is dont a good destion.plz fans surpot hem our will need is 3nd p and eropa cup.he can leave wit torres.thanks

  10. Vaibhav Kumble says

    I would do the swap between Benitez ans Mourinho now than wait 3months. But that does not seem likely to happen. So we just have to be patient and hope to finish 3rd. I still think we will finish 3rd.

  11. saheed adegboyega asunmo says

    benitez should go let peace reignin chelsea

  12. mozellah says

    BENITEZ MUST SEE THIS!!! We are tired of ur poor tactics,enough is enough,the club was at peace with di matteo bt when u came, you brought disgrace, quiting of our fans to other clubs, chants in the 16th mins, unlucky losses, you even failed to lift the trophy that di matteo fought 4us 2reach it(supper cup) just leave so that we may qualify 2the uefa,with u incharge 2the end of the season,we will be position 8…for the sake of chelsea club,plz go 2any other club and leave us alone…we wil b glad and we

  13. Bitto raphael says

    D problem z dat hu ll com immidiate?so,let exercise patient by startin a formation of 4-3-3 if goals z d solutn wit ba up front or 3-4-3 with our midfieldaz 4 sum matches n c d result

  14. hanehman Yohane says

    We better let him finish his contract sacking him will jst worsen the situation being “CFC” its Chelsea FC but if we sack him that “CFC will sound like “Coach Firing Club” and managers will deny the post we will have no manager

  15. Rafa Should Leave Us Alone Chelsea Till I Die

  16. Abishaek says

    Sack RAFA at the end of the season.Chelsea should either hire Mourinho or Klopp next season.The new manager should be given some time to prove himself and establish the squad!!

  17. Sanjay says

    3 words “SACK THAT SHIT”

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