REVEALED: Chelsea boss Benitez's tactics sheets published in Brazil

Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez's tactics for the Club World Cup final have been laid bare in the Brazilian press.
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Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez's tactics for the Club World Cup final have been laid bare in the Brazilian press.

It is claimed the papers were rescued from the floor of Chelsea’s empty dressing room after the 1-0 defeat by Corinthians in the Club World Cup final at Yokohama’s Nissan Stadium.

They appear to show Benitez’s defensive tactics from corners and show specific instructions for key players.

Globoesporte, one of the biggest sport websites in Brazil, claim one of their journalists entered the changing room after the team had left and filtered through the rubbish to find Benitez’s tactical sheets from that final.

In one sheet, which shows Chelsea defending a corner, Ashley Cole is charged with sprinting out and preventing the short corner, while Juan Mata lurks on the edge of the area to pressurise Corinthians’ Allesandro.

In the second sheet, which shows Chelsea’s tactics at their own corner, Benitez has written in giant red writing: ‘Be aware of counter attack’ as he was obviously concerned by the pace of the Brazilians on the break.

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