Stamford Bridge

Next Game

Chelsea v Leicester

Saturday, 23 August 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Turf Moor

Last Game

Burnley 1 - 3 Chelsea

Monday, 18 August 2014, 20:00

Barclays Prem

Jol: Chelsea are out to win

Martin Jol says Fulham's clash with Chelsea on Wednesday is a 'must-win game' for Rafael Benitez's men.

Last Updated: 27/11/12 at 16:55 Post Comment

Martin Jol: Says Wednesday's fixture is a 'must-win game' for Chelse

Martin Jol: Says Wednesday's fixture is a 'must-win game' for Chelse

Benitez replaced Roberto Di Matteo at Stamford Bridge last week and some Chelsea fans immediately made their feelings known during Sunday's goalless draw with Manchester City, brandishing signs saying 'Rafa out'.

And Jol says the west London derby, which Fulham head to in the middle of a five-match winless streak, is hugely important for Benitez.

"I don't think I have experienced it before in my career, but of course, in England he was at Liverpool, a big club," said Jol.

"He said probably a few things about Chelsea and I have done that in the past because you are like a chameleon.

"You get the colours of the club you are at and that is what he did so I think after a couple of wins I feel he will win them over.

"It is not only about the manager, it is about the club and winning games. Hopefully he won't start tomorrow.

"I feel it is a must-win game for them. They have to probably win, to have a result, tomorrow otherwise that will be problematic."

A defeat for Fulham could see Jol's men lose a third successive match while Chelsea are without a win in five league games.

Jol is not too bothered about the statistics, though, adding: "Two weeks ago they said we were on an unbeaten run of six games.

"We had four draws in that and the game against Sunderland came up and we had a red card so we were a bit unfortunate.

"I feel you can always lose at Stoke so we are close, but of course we have to get our winning streak back.

"That is what I feel, because even you get draws that is not enough because it is only one point. We have had a lot of draws."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

O

K FIFA we're done, you can ban us now

jimmyjazz
Barcelona transfer ban upheld

A

h Daniel. I could spend hours on this subject putting the world to rights. You can even take a step back and ask why football fans (and society in general) have this need to know that something will happen before it actually does. There are times this important, when it comes to things like war, food production and natural disasters. A man you've never met changing his job? Not so much.

ajsr1982
Time To Burst The ITK Bubble

G

reat article. Hits the nail on the head. Encapsulates why I don't read tabloid newspapers anymore. The only thing worse is the 'told you so first' headline when they get lucky.

ianonabeach
Time To Burst The ITK Bubble

Footer 365

Premier League: Edin Dzeko signs new four-year Manchester City deal

Edin Dzeko has signed a new four-year contract with Manchester City.

Champions League: Callum McGregor on target in Celtic draw

Celtic claimed a 1-1 draw with Maribor in Slovenia in the first leg of their Champions League play-off clash.

Transfer news: Juventus insist there is no truth in Arturo Vidal to Manchester United talk

Juventus director general Giuseppe Marotta insists there's no substance to the talk linking Arturo Vidal to Man United.

Mail Box

So Long And Good Luck To Nani

A Mailbox that offers best wishes to a departing hero, defends Olivier Giroud, tells us to steady on over Calum Chambers and makes some amusing predictions...

Mailbox: Feeling Sorry For Poor TC23

If there's one loser in all the machinations at Man United, it's poor TC23. We have mercifully few mails on United, but lots on Arsenal and in particular Olivier Giroud...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property