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Mad scramble in the Fulham box leads to a corner but Chelsea fail to take advantage - and that's the end of the action. Poor effort from the home side. Report and reaction to follow
Rodallega makes way for Fulham
Hazard makes way for Marko Marin. Benitez hardly going for broke here.
Frei enters the fray for Karagounis
Luiz obstructs Ruiz as Fulham break. Dangerous free-kick
Booking for Romeu for preventing a Fulham breakaway.
Ivanovic is the first man cautioned. A frustrating night so far for the Chelsea defender.
Chris Baird is introduced by Fulham in place of Diarra.
Time for Juan Mata to try and influence this game. He comes on for Ryan Bertrand.
A half time update from Sky Bet. Chelsea remain odds-on (8/13) to come out of this one with three points in the bag, with the draw now available at 15/8. The Cottagers can be backed at 7/1 for the win, while they go 3/1 for there to be no goalscorer.
The half-time whistle goes and is greeted by murmurs of discontent amongst the Stamford Bridge crowd. Let's hope for better after the break.
So can Fernando Torres find form v Fulham? He is 7/2 with @skybet to score first. 9/2 for a brace.
Akshet says: It's going to be hard to accept Benitez among the Chelsea faithful, and Rafa knows that himself. He will be going out today to prove the fans wrong. And I think the players will also want to turn their poor form around. 2-1 Chelsea. Berbatov will open the scoring but Oscar will score a double to win the game.
Cian says: I think Chelsea will do well under Rafa Benitez its just i dont think the wins will come in quick enough, but it is fulham (no offence to any fulham fans!) but I think Chelsea will come out on top! 2-1 Chelsea
@sammyboy_27 tweets: Think Rafa has made the right decision about leaving mikel out, this will give us a chance for me creativity, chelsea 3-1
No surprise to see Chelsea, in spite of their recent indifferent form, are hot favourites with SkyBet tonight. They price them at 2/5 while Fulham are 13/2 to come away with a victory. The draw is available at 15/4.
Nigel is on email and says: 'Been a season ticket holder at Chelsea for over twenty years. Hated it on Sunday, didn't feel right with Benitez as manager, bad atmosphere throughout the stadium. Sitting at home tonight, and couldn't bring myself to go. Will not renew my three season tickets if he stays after the summer. Used to do all away uk and European games, but not now, until he goes. Will never be accepted and he knows it.' Is that the general feeling amongst the Blues faithful?
@evankydd tweets: I do like Benitez, done well with Liverpool and I think he can do well with Chelsea! However, RDM is missed! Forever a blue!
First Tweet in from @Mattelondon who says: Give the man a chance. He knows he is in until end of season, he can win 4 trophies but I would love Pep or Mourinho!
So have any of you Chelsea fans started to warm to Benitez? Let me know your thoughts ahead of kick off - firstname.lastname@example.org - or get in touch via Twitter; I'm @skysportswebed
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