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Benitez thrilled as Chelsea get deserved home victory

Rafael Benitez admitted that he was extremely happy with his Chelsea side after they edged Arsenal 2-1 at Stamford Bridge today.

The Blues remained third on the table and went with 11 points of league leaders Manchester United thanks to first-half goals from Juan Mata and Frank Lampard.

Theo Walcott's 58th minute effort gave the Gunners some hope but Chelsea were able to hold out for a much-needed home win following two defeats and a draw at the venue in their past three outings.

"Happy... Because I think we were creating a lot of chances at home in the last few games, but not winning," was Benitez's response after the match.

"We were controlling the games and doing well.

"But today we had a lot of chances in the first half, were on top of them, controlling the game.

"Even in the second half, we had situations on the counter-attack where we could have scored another."

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