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.

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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