Pundits fear Chelsea boss Benitez could soon be gone

Premier League pundits fear the end is already close for new Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez after defeat at West Ham United.

Premier League pundits fear the end is already close for new Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez after defeat at West Ham United.

Sky TV analysts Alan Smith and Jamie Redknapp already fear that Benitez has bitten off more than he can chew with Chelsea.

Former Arsenal striker Smith said: “I’ve never known a situation like it in England. It’s incredible when you see the anti-Benitez banners.

“Roman Abramovich must be doubting his decision.”

And ex-Liverpool and Spurs midfielder Redknapp added: “It’s been a terrible month for Chelsea.

“In terms of how they handled the Clattenburg situation I had some sympathy for them because they had to do what they did, but it’s just been handled so badly.

“Then you get rid of Di Matteo and get Benitez in. It’s just been calamity after calamity at the moment.”

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