Benfica coach Jesus plays down Aimar taunts for Chelsea

Benfica coach Jorge Jesus has played down comments from Pablo Aimar ahead of the Europa League final against Chelsea.

Aimar described the current Blues squad as the worst since Roman Abramovich bought the club 10 years ago.

The Argentine expressed his bemusement at the fact that neither John Terry nor Frank Lampard are now considered regular starters while he also claimed that the Chelsea squad are not behind their interim manager Rafael Benitez.

Jesus said: "No Benfica player has undermined the quality of any Chelsea player or the Chelsea team.

"In my opinion the strongest team make the Europa League final. Chelsea is an excellent team and they will finish third in the Premier League this year. They have quality."

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