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Wenger: Rafa is great, but Mourinho would be perfect for Chelsea

Arsene Wenger

I think Chelsea currently have a great coach in Rafa Benitez, but if they part ways at the end of season, of course Jose Mourinho would be a good solution for Chelsea.

Mourinho is one of the best in the world. But I consider Benitez to be doing a good job at Stamford Bridge.

Honestly, I'm not really well informed about the possibility of Mourinho returning to Chelsea. Usually, I'm not a big fan of these kind of rumours, but that's what we get used to reading in the newspapers.

I'm afraid of what Chelsea can do in the summer. We have to be prepared for them to be one of the biggest movers in terms of investment once the window opens.

Even though they already have a great base to their squad, notably their young players such as Oscar, Juan Mata, Ramires and Eden Hazard, I think they will be busy during the transfer window.

We've heard a lot of talk about Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao. Some people say it's already a done deal, but I've heard nothing.

Chelsea face an unlikely foe in Basel in the Europa League semi-finals tonight. It's fantastic Basel have reached this stage of the competition and we should congratulate Swiss football.

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They revel in playing English sides, when they seem to draw on unexpected resources. Last year, they beat Manchester United and this year they eliminated Tottenham over two legs. Now they face Chelsea.

Even if on paper it looks like an unbalanced match-up, when I look at Basel's style of play and their collective strength, I guess they have a chance of going through to the final.

In the night's other clash, Fenerbahce take on Benfica, with the Turkish side somewhat of an unknown.

Benfica's presence in the last four is less of a surprise because Portuguese football has progressed over the past couple of years.

Benfica, who eliminated Newcastle in the last round, are yet to lose in their domestic championship this season and hold a slight advantage going into the tie. The Portuguese side has the experience and individual skills to make a difference.

But Fenerbahce have also had some good results, notably a draw against Lazio in Rome, so I expect an interesting match.

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