Chelsea 4-1 Wigan

Blues cruise eases Benitez's anxiety

February 9, 2013
By Miguel Delaney, Stamford Bridge
For one team, this was a repeat of recent history. For the other, it was a break from it. Because, as the game ticked into its crucial final quarter, Wigan's increasing pressure seemed to be paying off. Suddenly, with the ball pinging across the Chelsea area, it appeared to hit Ashley Cole's arm in the box. There was undeniably a moment's anxiety. Or, rather, a spike in anxiety.

Chelsea, after all, had squandered two 2-0 leads in their previous four league games and conceded a total ...

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