Benitez convinced Chelsea players not fit enough

Rafa Benitez feels his Chelsea players aren't fit enough.

Rafa Benitez feels his Chelsea players aren't fit enough.

The new Stamford Bridge boss gave his savage assessment of what he inherited from Roberto Di Matteo in a meeting with owner Roman Abramovich.

The former Liverpool manager revealed: “We had a board meeting and I explained what I’d seen.

“You can see the team needs to improve physically. You cannot do that if they play two games in a week. Sometimes you can do it with one game a week, with a physical programme in between. But not with two games a week.

“They were asking me my opinion on what we need and I said it was too early. I was pleased they were asking, but I need a couple of games.”

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