When Rafa arrived at the club two years ago when we were in relegation trouble fans were hoping Rafa could get two quick wins to make life easier for us.
But it didn’t happen and our 31st game two years ago was Rafa’s third in charge when we lost 3-2 at Norwich; the Canaries scored the dramatic winner through Olsson in stoppage time.
When Rafa arrived we lost 1-0 at Leicester City, then drew 1-1 at home to Sunderland (that ended six defeats in a row by Sunderland) and then the loss at Norwich.
The next game would see a terrible first half at the Saints when we ended up losing 3-1 at St, Mary’s Stadium, but then we put together three wins and three draws in those final; six games but it wasn’t enough.
Rafa Benitez – at Norwich two years ago
We have put together two successive wins in our last two games and have 10 points from the last five games so yes – things are looking up.
Here how the stats compare – we are 10 points better of than we were two years ago with a goal difference which is 18 goals better than back then.
If we can replicate what we did two years ago and get 12 points from the last seven games we’ll finish up with a very decent 47 points.