WHAT today’s papers are saying:
The Guardian: Rafael Benitez has expressed concern to the Chelsea hierarchy that the European champions` first-team squad is critically thin on numbers. Also: Sir Alex Ferguson has called on Wayne Rooney to start scoring more goals.
The Independent: Rafael Benitez has told the Chelsea board that the club is relying on too small a squad of players. Also: The New Zealand side that will grace Twickenham today is 20 games unbeaten and labelled the best of all time. Are they?
The Times: Two sides will meet at Twickenham this afternoon both desperate to win, but each approaching the final match of the autumn from vastly contrasting perspectives. Also: Rafael Benitez, the Chelsea manager, has told the Roman Abramovich and the club`s board that the squad he inherited from Roberto Di Matteo is short on both fitness and numbers.
Daily Express: Rafa Benitez has told Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich: Your squad is not fit enough. Also: Sir Alex Ferguson has told Wayne Rooney to rediscover his goal touch.
The Sun: Raheem Stirling is involved in a contract row with manager Brendan Rodgers. Also: Rafa Benitez has told his Chelsea flops they are not fit enough and have just TWO GAMES to save their futures.
Daily Mail: Rafa Benitez has told Roman Abramovich his Chelsea squad are not fit enough, fresh enough or big enough. Also: Striker Robert Lewandowski is heading to Manchester United.
Daily Mirror: Bad boy Joey Barton last night claimed Harry Redknapp will not be able to save crisis club QPR from relegation. Also: Police have banned MK Dons and AFC Wimbledon players from kissing the badge in front of rival fans at tomorrow`s FA Cup Battle of the Franchise.
Daily Star: New Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez has told his players: You`re not fit enough. Also: Harry Redknapp wants Liverpool to stump up £5.5million to let Joe Cole join QPR next month.
Daily Telegraph: Rafael Benitez has told Roman Abramovich that the Chelsea players he inherited from Roberto Di Matteo are neither fit enough nor strong enough. Also: Sir Alex Ferguson has challenged Wayne Rooney to rediscover his goalscoring form.