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Benitez banks on Europa League final boost

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Interim manager Rafael Benitez said he hoped Chelsea fans would show him some appreciation after he guided the club into the Europa League final for the first time in their history following victory over FC Basel. 

Chelsea's Fernando Torres (L) and FC Basel's Geoffroy Serey Die are pictured during their match on May 2, 2013. Chelsea hit back from a goal down in their semi-final second leg against Basel on Thursday to win 3-1 on the night and 5-2 on aggregate.

The Spaniard has struggled to win over Chelsea supporters ever since replacing Roberto Di Matteo in November, but he will bow out as a winner if his side overcome Benfica in the final in Amsterdam on May 15.

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