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Benitez & Terry Involved In Training Ground Bust Up

By on February 26, 2013

Rafa Benitez was involved in a training ground bust-up with senior members of the Chelsea squad on Monday with captain John Terry central to the heated exchange, according to the Daily Mail.

The Blues slumped to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Premier League champions Manchester City on Sunday to leave their hopes of a top-four finish this season hanging in the balance. The Mail claims interim boss Benitez pulled the squad aside at training on Monday to tell the players their attitude, lack of effort and failure to grasp tactics had cost several managers their jobs in recent years.

It’s then reported that the Spaniard was stunned when a senior player hit back reminding the boss that the same squad had lifted the European Cup and several Premier League titles and FA Cups in recent years before skipper John Terry got involved to also stick up for the players.

Terry didn’t even play against City at the weekend but the Mail claim Benitez tried to single him out after picking up on a comment the captain made in the dressing room following the defeat at the Etihad, with Terry understood to have defended himself before reminding the former Liverpool boss that senior players have had to speak to him in the past about his managerial methods as a heated exchange ensued.

The bust-up occurred as Chelsea prepared for Wednesday’s FA Cup clash with Middlesborough and the club will be hopeful the incident won’t undermine the squads preparations for what could be a key couple of weeks in their season.

It’s been a turbulent year at Stamford Bridge after following the sacking of Roberto Di Matteo and defeat on Sunday has left the Blues just two points clear of fifth-placed Arsenal and facing a mounting fixture list.

What do Chelsea fans make of the reported bust-up? Get involved in the comments section below.

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12 Comments

  1. Steve Dunham

    February 26, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    Benitez is to blame for the poor performances. On sunday he dropped an influential captain put Luise in central defense when he is much suited to holding midfield and proved that in past games. Mikel just hasn’t got is pace. Ivanovic should not have been right back. We should have played Aspelecuita there with Mosses down the right wing giving us a bit of width. What is the point of playing a defensive game when we needed to win. We’ll be lucky to get into europe alone champions league if Benitez carries on this way. He knows he is going in May so his just trying to destroy us.

  2. Ayodele

    February 26, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Benitez is to be blame,he’s just a stupid manager,he dont know how to use players atall,he’s not confident of himself,why did he left TERRY on bench?,i just advice him to start over again,and learn more.RAFA OUT,JOSE IN…..UP BLUES!

  3. kingsley

    February 26, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    benitez tactics has been the cause of chelsea’s underperformance………………..he lack good game plan and his substitutions during matches is nt smtin to write home about….he subbed mikel against city, which was a very big blunder………..i dont c chelsea progress in his presence

  4. 9aiz

    February 26, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    As much as Benitez is 2 b blamed…….so are the players (senior players)…..it’s tym the likes of Lampard..Terry..Cole..are ousted frm d team……we all knw d influence dey hve on d team and hw dey undermine a coache’s tactics…Is AVB not deployin his tactics at Spurs n are dey nt benefiting frm it…?

    • sammy

      February 26, 2013 at 3:13 pm

      9aiz let’s ♑†̥ get things wrong here,as a team u nid †̥☺ kip some of ūя̲̅ old guards around,u will only hear †ђξ senior player talking wen †ђξ manager get things wrong, †ђα̇̇̇̊†̥ AVB u jst mentioned admitted he got Ȋ̝̊̅τ̩̩ wrong @ chelsea,he’s still saying Ȋ̝̊̅τ̩̩ till present,dis same senior players played whole heartedly for ancelloti nd dimatteo nd win us siverware,benitez isn’t jst qualify †̥☺ be a chelsea manager take a ĠҨҨd̶̲̥̅̊ look @ pples comment,look @ what ryan gigs nd scholes Ȋ̝̊̅ڪ doing for man united today,dats ђƔ we have †̥☺ kip dem……..

  5. stan

    February 26, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    God, pls, give Benitez the brain to resign before he completely makes himself unemployable!!!

  6. stan

    February 26, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Foolish Rafa!

  7. Faonic

    February 26, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Rafael Benitez can not stamps his authority. I can’t understand the role David Luiz played in our last game. Come to talk of substitution, RB got zero. Imagine Hazard & Mikel out of the pitch when Ramires is marked with Yellow card! That man should just go, @ chelsea we don’t believe in any folk as Wenger, all we need is winning.

  8. sammy

    February 26, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    I tink roman abrahamovic will learn from dis,he didn’t appreciate Ѡђά̲̣̥†̥ di-matteo has done for us,we are just 4 point behind united during his tym,we are mathematically out of CL den bt still in CWC,carling cup,FA cup nd in †ђξ title race,can somebody tell me Ѡђά̲̣̥†̥ dis bald man has done †̥☺ dis wonderful team who played a beautiful game for fans †̥☺ watch,benitez should see himsef as a failure nd notin more dan †ђα̇̇̇̊†̥ nd if roman should continue †̥☺ treat his manager like dis he will surely run out of manager with great charisma…..sorry †̥☺ all chelsea fan for we may miss out a CL football nxt season cos we still av a man united †̥☺ play,totenham,liverpool nd everton from all dis we nid @ least 10points †̥☺ Ĝø̲ nd we must beat spurs while most of dem av played their tough games.can anyone tell me Ђδω †̥☺ get dis point wit rafa still our manager????..♑ 1.nd dat will be a disaster cos big players will wnt †̥☺ play CL Football remember dat is y hazard nd oscar sign for us.

  9. mcnumec

    February 26, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    I’ll appreciate mourinho if he comes back to CFC cos he is the only manager that can tame these so called big players hence every other coach is useless before them. Banitez is club distroyer as it has been proved in the past. He distroyed Valecia, left for livepool win CLwith an already made squad by Gerald Hullier and distroy the same club before he left, also went and distroyed inter milan, a CL winning squad now chelsea who won champions league last season with about 5 new additional players yet chelsea is struggling to qualify for CL. Painfully any club he distroys finds it hard to get to the level they were before. But i know CFC will not be like that.

  10. Pedro

    February 26, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    O boy i am call for rafa’s sack instantly

  11. awolesi adewale

    February 26, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Pls try 2 sack benitez

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