Rafa Benitez says Chelsea created enough chances to beat Tottenham and is disappointed they could not take all three points.

Chelsea were pegged back on two occasions and had to settle for a share of the points in a 2-2 draw, a result that still leaves them with work to do if they are to make sure of a place in the top four.

The Blues are still in the box seat as far as qualification is concerned but Benitez believes his side had enough chances to wrap up the win and a Champions League spot last night.

“We had the chances on counter attacks to score the third goal and finish the game,” Benitez said. “It was an open game. We were in control and we didn’t win.

“Adebayor was offside, but still we have to defend a little bit better. The tempo of the game was too high. It was massive for both teams.

“We didn’t have legs. We had players that were tired, especially in the wide areas. We had a problem with the [Spurs] full-backs going forward.”

Next up for Chelsea is a trip to Aston Villa and Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas says this weekend’s matches will be huge.

“This next fixture is decisive for everybody,” the former Chelsea boss revealed. “Arsenal has had this whole time to rest [since playing at QPR last Saturday]. It won’t be an advantage for Wigan to play after an FA Cup final so early, but that’s the reality.

“Chelsea have a difficult game at Villa, we have an extremely difficult game against Stoke. I think anything can happen.”

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