Benitez relieved with first home win
- From the section Football
Interim Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez believes
his side should have "taken more more chances" against Arsenal and closed out the match in the first half.
Juan Mata drove in a shot to put the Blues in front, although the visitors had claims for a foul against them in the build-up. Benitez refused to comment on goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny's tackle that brought down Ramires, gifting a Frank Lampard penalty for Chelsea's second.
The 2-1 victory against their London rivals is the first home win for Chelsea in 2013, which puts them third in the table but still 13 points adrift from the top.