1. National

Benitez to leave Chelsea

Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez has confirmed he will leave the club at the end of the season. Benitez also accuses the club's fans of 'wasting time making banners' instead of supporting the team.

View all 14 updates ›

Benitez stands by explosive comments

Rafael Benitez has told the BBC that he will see out the season at Chelsea, but that he stands by his tirade against the club yesterday.

He told Football Focus that his relationship with club owner Roman Abramovich is still " very good."

Rafael Benitez has stood by his recent criticisms of the Chelsea team but said he will see out the season Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The Spaniard reiterated his problems with the fans saying, "we were winning yesterday [against Middlesbrough] and still they were singing - I think that will not do our team any favours."

More top news