The Rafa Benitez Chelsea press conference has taken place on Friday lunchtime.
The United boss once again asked about Aleksandar Mitrovic potentially getting his first Premier League start of the season and Rafa Benitez once/yet again deflecting the question.
The Newcastle manager declaring instead ‘We have very good competition with strikers and I’m pleased with it.’
As always, what else is Rafa supposed to say when asked?
One thing for sure, Rafa Benitez is anything but happy with the options he has up front!
The Spaniard was also asked about the Chelsea fans, with some of them once again dredging up the abuse of Rafa Benitez despite the fact he was only there six months and handed them the Europa League trophy as well as Champions League football via third place in the Premier League.
His reply was that the ‘majority’ of Chelsea fans are ok…
Rafa Benitez Chelsea press conference:
“At West Brom, we showed character and a good reaction. There were a lot of positives.
“Chelsea will be there at the top of table but hopefully we can do something there and get some points.
“The normal Chelsea fans in the street are fine.
“The rivalry is because of Liverpool v Chelsea.
“We qualified for the Champions League and won the Europa League, the majority of Chelsea fans are fine.
“I was really pleased with all the players who were involved the other day, because they were doing their best.
“Rob Elliot has been training well. The competition is crucial for us.
“The team will improve defensively, but they will need time… The only way is to work harder and better.
(Asked about Mitrovic) “We have very good competition with strikers and I’m pleased with it.”