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Benitez insists Chelsea "doing good job" after Newcastle defeat

Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez defended their performance in defeat at Newcastle United. Defeat on Tyneside left the Blues 13 points adrift of Barclays Premier League leaders Manchester United, having played a game more, and Benitez under ever greater pressure.

However, he was refusing to be bowed by the criticism despite seeing his team fail to hold on to a lead for the second time in four days.

He said: "We are doing a good job in terms of what you can see on the pitch. The team is doing well.

"The team has a very good team spirit and that is really positive, and I am confident that we will finish in the top three. I will do well.

"What I know, what I can see is the team doing well, working hard and when we have this advantage, we have to manage in a better way."

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