Originally written on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 4/16/13
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Rafael Benitez has urged his Chelsea side to make a fast start against Fulham and learn the lessons from the Wembley defeat to Manchester City . Chelsea relinquished their hold on the FA Cup with a 2-1 semi-final loss to City on Sunday, but came close to forcing extra-time with a revival in the final 25 minutes. The Blues have little time to dwell on the defeat ahead of Wednesday's west London derby at Craven Cottage, where victory and a consolidation of a top-four place and Champions League football next term is the main agenda. "It was a surprise because I thought we were ready physically and mentally," Benitez said of the FA Cup defeat. We had to adapt things at half-time. We conceded an early goal (in the second half), but after you could see the reaction of the team. That means we were ready, but you have to start from the beginning, not just the second half." The Fulham fixture is Chelsea's 60th of a congested season, but Benitez believes the second-half revival proved fat...
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