Benitez vows to win over Blues boo boys

The Premier League club's ninth manager of the Roman Abramovich era was afforded the kind of hostile welcome on Sunday normally reserved for the managers, players and fans of bitter rivals.

But these are no ordinary days at Chelsea and Benitez, thanks to his stint as Liverpool manager when he aimed a few barbs towards the capital club, is not one of their own. Nor from the jeers that serenaded his arrival in place of the popular Roberto Di Matteo will he ever be.

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