Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez admits if they're to enjoy any success this season they'll have to do it the hard way.

After victory over Manchester United, Chelsea are now within 90 minutes of a May 11 FA Cup final, with Manchester City standing in their way.

Benitez said: "It couldn't be more difficult. This year everything is so difficult. If you want to win, you have to beat the best teams.

"United is one of the best, City is another one. It's another challenge."