BENITEZ: PUSH START

Posted on: Sun 17 Feb 2013

Rafael Benitez has highlighted aspects of today's FA Cup replay that should help swing the contest in Chelsea's favour.

The Blues take on League One Brentford having come from behind to record a 2-2 draw at Griffin Park in the original match. That was on the back of the disappointment of the Capital One Cup exit at Swansea, but now we head into the rematch fresh from positive results against Wigan and Sparta Prague.

'There is more confidence because the team won the last two games and in terms of how it approaches this game, it will be much better now with the confidence higher,' said Benitez

'The attitude is really important every game but especially in a cup competition because you know you cannot make mistakes. It is important to approach the game without any complacency and we know how Brentford play, we know how difficult it was [in the first game] and we have to play for winning. From the first minute we have to concentrate on doing the right things.'

First-hand experience of taking on the Bees is another reason why the team are expected to perform well at Stamford Bridge in the noon kick-off.

'Because we have now seen them, we know what to expect. There will not be a surprise for anyone,' said the Spaniard.

'It will be similar, Brentford will work very hard. We know now there can be no complacency and we have to push and push from the first minute.

'We have more options now and that is a great advantage if you want to play with fresh legs. You can keep a higher tempo in the game.'