Southampton boss Adkins full of admiration for Chelsea's Benitez

Southampton boss Nigel Adkins is full of admiration for Chelsea counterpart Rafa Benitez. They face off tonight.

Southampton boss Nigel Adkins is full of admiration for Chelsea counterpart Rafa Benitez.

They face off tonight.

"I think with the addition of Demba Ba now and whoever else they might bring in they look a very well-equipped side to go for the title," he said.

"It will be an interesting one but obviously he (Benitez) has started well in respect that they have won games, he is a good manager and has won the European Cup and the team play good.

"They have got exceptionally good football players who play good football and if you give them half an opportunity they will capitalise on that."

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