regular_2013chelseahomeshirtRafael Benitez is Chelsea's interim manager, Benitez is a Spanish football manager, and his appointment in November 2012 was an unpopular choice with Chelsea fans. Benitez's unpopularity comes from his previous association with Liverpool football club and negative comments made about Chelsea. Despite, his unpopularity Benitez would like to end his time at Chelsea on a high by securing a Champions League place. Benitez has steered the Chelsea football team to the chance of qualification through either winning the Europa league or securing one of the places available to the top four teams at the end of the Premier League season. Chelsea are currently one goal up after the first leg of the Europa League semi-final against FC Basel, the return match will be on Thursday at home for the Chelsea team in their well-known royal blue home Chelsea football kit. The Europa League final will be against the winner of the other semi- final between Benfica and Fenerbache, it will be played in Amsterdam on 15th May.In the Premier League Chelsea are currently in a very respectable third position, however rivals Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Everton are close behind with only six points separating the four teams.

There are still four matches left to play in this seasons Premier League competition, with some tough matches remaining the team will have to proudly step out in their Chelsea football kit and play at their best. On Sunday the Chelsea team will travel to Manchester to play 2013 Premier League Champions Manchester United, with home matches against league rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Everton as well as a trip to Villa Park the Chelsea team need to be united and on top form if they are to end the season in a Champions League place position. If Frank Lampard can score one more goal wearing his Chelsea football kit he will equal the current record for most goals scored by a Chelsea player, this record is currently 202 goals, set by Bobby Tambling before he transferred away from the club in 1970.  Lampard's 201st goal was scored yesterday in their game against Chelsea, he netted a first half penalty to assist his team to a 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge, the clubs home stadium.

Lampard has been playing in a Chelsea football kit since his move to the club from West Ham in 2001, in his number 8 Chelsea football shirt Lampard has helped Chelsea win the Premier League during the 2004-05 and 2005-06 seasons.He also lead the team as captain to the honour of being crowned Champions of Europe by winning the Champions League in 2012. At the beginning of April Adidas, the makers of the Chelsea football kit, launched a campaign to tease supporters about the look of the new home Chelsea football kit, players including David Luiz, Torres and Hazard agreed to be covered in blue paint for the advert which stated "It's blue, what else matters". The official launch has taken place and in traditional Chelsea style the new Chelsea home shirt is indeed blue, this season featuring a v-neck collar and white trim detailing.  You can support your team by pre-ordering your new Chelsea home shirt from Soccer Box, it is due to be released on 15th May 2013.

Give us your opinions, has Benitez succeeded during his time at Chelsea despite criticism and negativity?

Will Chelsea play in next years Champions League competition?

Will Lampard break Tambling's record before the end of the season?

What do you think of the new Chelsea home football kit?

Tracey writes exclusively for Soccer Box where you can purchase Chelsea and other Premier League replica football kits.