Chelsea boss Benitez defends selection for QPR defeat

Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez defended his selection for defeat at home to QPR.

Benitez rested Ramires, Juan Mata and Eden Hazard on the bench but still created more than enough chances to win a fifth successive match.

The Spaniard insists his rotation policy was justified given the club's heavy workload.

"We were tired and weren't precise. We made a mistake and gave them their chance," Benitez said. "I don't regret the changes because we can't carry on with the same players in every game.

"If you're playing a team at the bottom of the table at home, you have to trust your players and I trust them."

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