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Chelsea boss Rafael Benitez is refusing to concede defeat in the battle for the Premier League title.

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Rafael Benitez: Encouraged by the win over Nordsjaelland

Rafael Benitez: Encouraged by the win over Nordsjaelland

The Blues have slipped 10 points behind leaders Manchester United following last weekend's defeat by West Ham but Benitez was encouraged by the 6-1 Champions League thrashing of Nordsjaelland in midweek.

"The last game was really good. We can talk about the level of the other team, but it was the Champions League," he said.

"The intensity was fantastic and I was really pleased with the performance of the players. At 75 minutes we were still pushing and pushing.

"It was the same at 86 minutes, so I think they showed the character they have.

"Fernando Torres was working very hard and the team was better attacking. He scored two more goals and hopefully there will be more."

Chelsea travel to Sunderland this weekend, while their two nearest rivals face each other in the Manchester derby, with Benitez adding: "My thoughts are clear - we have to win against Sunderland and we can be closer to at least one of them.

"If we can be closer sooner rather than later, much better. Obviously we'll have our chances if we start winning games."

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may well get slated by other United fans for this, but out of the three contenders, I'd far prefer Liverpool to win the title. Yes some elements of their fanbase can be a bit OTT, yes they're our biggest rivals and yes it will make our poor season feel even more like the end of an era (Fergie's gone, Liverpool are back on top). However I just have to applaud Brendan Rodgers and the way he's turned Liverpool around in just a couple of seasons. It...

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ooray! We are all excited now, we beat a very mediocre team! With all due respect to WHU supporters, not winning that game shouldn't even be a consideration. This is the problem, there is no winning mentality at the Emirates - we're all congratulating ourselves beating a team that we have a winning record against.

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s this meant to be an aspiration for United supporters? Moyes mediocrity strikes again. I see the Bayern boys don't want to sign for him, and his reputation amongst the senior European coaches make other key signings unlikely.

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