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Hostile reception for Benitez

Rafael Benitez was given a hostile reception by Chelsea fans at his first match in charge of the Blues - and a goalless draw with Manchester City did nothing to help.

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Di Matteo: Lifting Champions League was highlight of my career

Roberto Di Matteo celebrates Chelsea's Champions League win with John Terry. Credit: PA

Former Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo issued a statement this evening through the League Managers' Association:

"It was an honour for me to be appointed manager of a club that I loved playing for and one that is so close to my heart. I am extremely proud of the successes and trophies that we were able to bring to the club in recent months."

“Lifting Chelsea's first Champions League trophy, in Munich, was the best achievement in club history and without doubt the highlight of my career to date, both as a player and manager. It is a memory I will treasure for the rest of my life."

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