Chelsea’s interim manager Rafael Benitez copped flak from both sets of supporters at Old Trafford on Sunday but has been credited in some quarters as being the brains behind the Blues’ comeback from 2-0 down to force an FA Cup sixth round replay against Manchester United.
The west London outfit were on their way out at half time after United scored through Javier Hernandez and Wayne Rooney but the tie turned on the decision by Benitez to introduce Eden Hazard and Jon Obi Mikel at the expense of Frank Lampard and Victor Moses in the 52nd minute.
Hazard scored soon after and Ramires added an equaliser, ensuring Chelsea kept their hopes of securing a fourth FA Cup in five years alive.
But was Benitez’s double substitution a masterstroke or just common sense? The debate is raging on Twitter and you can get involved by tweeting us @bwin.
Manchester City are favourites to win the FA Cup at 7/5 (2.40), with Manchester United at 3/1 (4.00) and Chelsea at 4/1 (5.00).