Chelsea boss Benitez keen for FA Cup success to drown out ball-boy controversy

Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez hopes they can deliver some good news today against FA Cup opponents Brentford.

Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez hopes they can deliver some good news today against FA Cup opponents Brentford.

Benitez believes his men must respond to Ballboygate - the latest in a string of controversies surrounding the club - by showing their classier side at West London neighbours Brentford.

Benitez, fast running out of trophies to win and thereby impress owner Roman Abramovich, said: “I think the club is doing a lot of good things, a lot of positive things.

“When you see where we are and what we are trying to do, it’s a pity that sometimes you have these bad headlines.

“But we have to concentrate on our football because it’s the best way to create good news and keep everyone happy.”

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