Monterrey 1 Chelsea 3: Blues stroll into Club World Cup final… but even the few fans who turned up abuse Benitez
It will be England against Brazil in the FIFA Club World Cup final on Sunday after Chelsea brushed aside the somewhat flimsy challenge of CF Monterrey.
At least there will be some sort of atmosphere inside the 72,000-seater Yokohama Stadium to see Corinthians. The Brazilians have brought an estimated 20,000 fans from South America and will generate some noise and passion.
Chelsea’s semi-final against their Mexican opponents unfolded in a cold, still and often silent arena. Officially, there were 36,648 there, and they were removed from the pitch by the running track covered by green carpets.