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Benitez eyes title push with resurgent Chelsea

Published on Dec 25, 2012 12:34 PM
 
Chelsea interim coach Rafael Benitez speaks during a news conference before an official training session for the Club World Cup soccer tournament in Yokohama, south of Tokyo December 12, 2012. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

NORWICH, United Kingdom (AFP) - Rafael Benitez believes Chelsea are showing signs they are capable of mounting a title challenge as the Blues prepare to face Norwich at Carrow Road on Wednesday.

Benitez's side gave their best performance of the season on Sunday to destroy Aston Villa 8-0 at Stamford Bridge and maintain the momentum from their midweek 5-1 victory against Leeds in the League Cup quarter-finals.

Chelsea fell just one goal short of matching the Premier League's record margin of victory in an impressive display that saw seven different players find the net against a team who had been unbeaten in six matches.

The goal spree against Villa ensured the west Londoners moved back into third place, 11 points behind leaders Manchester United with a game in hand.

 
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