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Chelsea fans barrack Torres & Benitez following shock Capital One Cup loss to Swansea
There was frustration at Stamford Bridge as goals from Michu and Danny Graham condemned the Blues to a shock defeat in the semi-final first legChelsea fans made their frustrations clear on Wednesday night as they barracked both £50 million man Fernando Torres as well as manager Rafael Benitez during the 2-0 defeat to Swansea in the Capital One Cup.
Torres started the game for the hosts, his 100th appearance for the Blues, but once again drew a blank in front of goal, with the striker rarely threatening.
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For most of the evening, Stamford Bridge was a hive of ever-increasing frustration, as Chelsea fans watched their side struggle to break down a disciplined and industrious Swansea team
Gradually, as Ramires and Fernando Torres floundered, the calls for 'Super' Frank Lampard and Demba Ba grew louder.
The crowd also directed their ire towards manager Rafael Benitez with chants for former manager Roberto Di Matteo again ringing around Stamford Bridge.
The Spaniard eventually brought on Ba for Torres and when the £50 million man was finally withdrawn after 81 minutes, the boos were not all-encompassing, but very audible
The Senegal international made an immediate impact on the game, twice going close with headers, before being booked for diving after tangling with goalkeeper Gerhard Tremmel and then having a late goal disallowed for offside.
When Danny Graham added insult to injury late on by adding a second goal, the atmosphere turned downright poisonous, with Benitez and Torres the main targets of ire.
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