Was Spanish manager brought in simply to take the flak as old guard are shown the door?
The midfielder scored his 193rd Chelsea goal on Saturday, but he has to go some time
Lampard reminds Chelsea what he’s made of - but Benitez refuses to be drawn on midfielder’s future
Christmas football round-up: United extend lead as Villa and QPR go belly up
Chelsea boss pays tribute to struggling striker, but damns him with faint praise
Premier League talking points from Wenger's woes to Fergie's defenders
But Juventus could be more of a temptation for Lampard after Arsenal's 0-2 defeat by Swansea
Premier League preview: Swans oddly confident - but then so is Rafa Benitez about Chelsea's chances
Manchester rivals City also get a win – but there are still no goals from Chelsea under Benitez
But Petr Cech says only good results will make Blues fans come round to Rafa Benitez
Premier League talking points: Wenger and Benitez get rough ride from fans; Rooney slams Man U defence
Chelsea fans welcome interim manager with chorus of boos and get to witness a dire 0-0 draw in return
Premier League preview: Benitez may have a tough task against City, but what about Redknapp
Abramovich has turned Chelsea into a 'random' club - why would Pep Guardiola even consider joining?
But will New York Red Bulls let him out on loan again? Sporting director Roxburgh could block it
Abramovich wants someone to warm the bench for Guardiola, but will he want the job?
Temperatures may be sky-high and expectations sub-zero, but is the nation finds hope in determination
The big name candidates to take over at Anfield after Kenny Dalglish was sacked by Liverpool
Abramovich snub may rule Sven Goran Eriksson out as Rafa Benitez expresses hunger for top job
Former Liverpool boss has been approached about taking over until the end of the season