Spanish coach Rafael Benitez earned his first win with Chelsea, to the beat Sunderland by 3-1 on a 16th day of the Premier League with a clear role and Spanish on Sunday his party will star, the Manchester derby.
After two goalless draws and a defeat (last week against West Ham), Rafael Benitez can breathe a little calmer and Chelsea prepare calmly Club World Cup, in which it will participate next week as European champions.
The team 'blue’ quickly he resolved the match against Sunderland (18º), although he started the game without their two captains: John Terry (injured) and Franck Lampard (technical decision). In the minute 11 party, Fernando Torres gave the Londoners to the top center Belgian Eden Hazard.
Just before the break, Brazilian Ramires was subject to a penalty from Torres to kill off the game. The Spanish striker, who had not scored in the league since last 6 October, It seems on a roll after having added two doubles in a few days (the first was last Wednesday before Norwegian of the Nordjaelland (6-1).
His compatriot Juan Mata ended up killing the game shortly after the resumption (49), what did Adam Johnson both useless (66) for Sunderland.
The downside of the meeting was Oriol Romeu injury. The Spanish midfielder, I was having more prominence since the arrival of Benitez to the bench. He retired to 18 minutes of play and participation in the Club World Cup is in the air.
“We played well. If we want to win the tournament is important to show what we are capable in the field and play well”, said Benitez.
Chelsea stays well with 29 points in the table, seven of United and four of the City, the two teams Manchester, that Sunday will be measured at the Etihad Stadium for the lead of the championship.
Arsenal (6º) He took a break and, thanks to two penalties converted by the Spanish Mikel Arteta (26 Y 64), He outperformed the revelation of the season, el West Bromwich (5º), in a meeting dominated by the French Arsene Wenger.
Thanks to this victory, los ‘Gunners’ They amounted to sixth table, although still far from the leaders, having only to the 24 points.
On a day very auspicious for Spanish players, Michu striker scored again twice for Swansea (8º), but his team ended up losing against Norwich (4-3).
With these two goals, the former player Ray Vallecano leads the scoring, with 12 many and confirms its role as player revelation of the season.
In another sabatinos parties, el Southampton (15º) He scored a major victory over Reading (19º) in their struggle to leave the last positions of the classification.
Bottom club, el Queens Park Rangers (20º), again tie, this time on the court Wigan (17º) and adds 16 games without a win, a record in England.
By last, Aston Villa (16º) y Stoke City (9º) They tied with white marker