Rafael Benitez took a big step in his efforts to win over doubting Chelsea fans by overseeing a stunning 8-0 victory over Aston Villa on Sunday that moved the Spaniard's side back up to third spot.
Aston Villa's Scottish manager Paul Lambert (R) reacts during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge in London, on December 23, 2012. Chelsea won the game 8-0.
Fernando Torres kick-started the win with his seventh goal in six appearances, while Frank Lampard marked his 500th Premier League start with a goal that made him the club's leading scorer in the top flight.
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