Rafael Benitez was over the moon after watching his Chelsea dismantle Aston Villa 8-0 at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

The Blues completely dominated a young Villa side to remain third on the table and the overall performance was one that thrilled manager Benitez who feels his team has improved dramatically in recent times.

"Everything (impressed me) the performance of the team," he said.

"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 played some good games this is one of the games. In terms of scoring goals, in terms of balance yes, but I liked the first half against West Ham and against Sunderland (earlier this month)."

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