Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez was delighted with the manner of victory over West Ham United.

Due to his prior association with Liverpool, Benitez was an unpopular appointment for Chelsea.

But the hostility at Stamford Bridge towards Benitez appears to have reduced sufficiently that the usual jeering did not take place.

"If the team is playing well, the fans will enjoy it," said Benitez, who railed against the supporters following the FA Cup win at Middlesbrough, urging them to back the team.

"I'm really pleased with the atmosphere and really pleased with the team."