Rafael Benitez confident of avoiding relegation despite Newcastle’s defeat at Chelsea | Football News |

Rafael Benitez confident of avoiding relegation despite Newcastle's defeat at Chelsea | Football News |

Rafael Benitez confident of avoiding relegation despite Newcastle's defeat at Chelsea | Football News |

Rafael Benitez is confident Newcastle can avoid relegation

Rafael Benitez is confident Newcastle can avoid relegation despite dropping into the bottom three following a 2-1 defeat at Chelsea.

Pedro’s ninth-minute lob saw Newcastle trailing, but Ciaran Clark headed in a deserved equaliser before half-time.

Chelsea eventually prevailed when Willian curled in a decisive second to leave Benitez’s side in 18th, one point behind Cardiff.

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