More woe for Chelsea boss Benitez

    Rickie Lambert came off the bench to spark a Southampton comeback  as Chelsea threw away a two-goal lead to draw 2-2.

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    • Chelsea only manages 2-2 draw at home to struggling Southampton
    • Manchester United and Arsenal progress to fourth round of FA Cup with nervy victories
    • Barcelona held to a 2-2 draw in Copa del Rey by Malaga
    • Roma through to semifinal of Coppa Italia
    Rafa Benitez's turbulent reign as Chelsea manager took another battering on the day his supposed successor, Pep Guardiola, agreed a deal to become the new manager of Bayern Munich.
    Benitez, who was appointed as Chelsea interim manager in November following the dismissal of Roberto Di Matteo, was left stunned after his team squandered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with lowly Southampton.
    European champion Chelsea is now 13 points adrift of Premier League leader Manchester United with 16 games remaining and has failed to win any of their past three games at Stamford Bridge.
    A 1-0 defeat by bottom side Queens Park Rangers was followed by a 2-0 loss in the League Cup against Swansea City.
    Benitez has managed just one home win in six attempts in all competitions since taking over, while he has triumphed in six of the seven away fixtures.