Rafael Benitez: 'Roman Abramovich really pleased with Chelsea's performance'

Benitez: 'Abramovich is really pleased'
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Rafael Benitez reveals he has had a meeting with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, during which he expressed his faith in the Spaniard.

Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez has insisted that club owner Roman Abramovich is "pleased" with his work so far.

The Spaniard, who replaced Roberto Di Matteo as the Blues boss in November, says that he and the Russian billionaire "share ideas".

"We have people that talk with him and I have the information," ESPNSoccernet quotes Benitez as saying.

"The other day I had time with him and he was really pleased. He was really pleased with the game.

"He has ideas. I have ideas. We share ideas. We explained to each other what we're trying to do. It's fine."

Benitez added that his target this season is to lead Chelsea to a top-four finish in the Premier League.

"In a transitional period - we have new players and some of them are at the end of their contracts - I think it's a team that is growing and is improving," he said.

"As a manager you have to be satisfied with this. As a manager of a top side you want to win trophies; still we have to try to do better to win trophies.

"I think the priority for the club is to be in the top four and try to win trophies at the same time. If you talk with the players they say we're going in the right direction."

Chelsea are currently third in the league standings.

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