Chelsea boss Benitez: I'm sure fans happy with eight goals

Rafa Benitez hopes Chelsea's thrashing of Aston Villa will help bring fans onside.

Rafa Benitez hopes Chelsea's thrashing of Aston Villa will help bring fans onside.

After his charges put eight past the Villans at Stamford Bridge, he is hoping the result can be an olive branch as he looks to end the animosity.

He said: “I am really pleased and I’m sure the fans will be pleased with the performance of the team. It’s something we try to do every weekend and in every game and hopefully we can do the same next week.

“To win games is the best way to stick together, we have to win together and hopefully we can do it in a lot of games now.

“It was a great game [against Aston Villa], a lot of different players scored goals, that means the team was attacking as a unit and I’m really pleased with this.

“We didn’t concede a goal and got a clean sheet. It’s good for the goalkeeper and the defenders. I think we had a good balance.”

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