By ESPNSTAR.com staff
Following a dismal run of results, Chelsea, early-season pacesetters, find themselves currently 10 points behind league leaders Manchester United in the Premier League table, a margin which could widen to 13 points should the Red Devils pick up an expected win over struggling Sunderland on Saturday.
The Blues have managed to bounce back in recent times with three consecutive wins against Nordsjaelland in the Champions League, Sunderland in the Premier League and Monterrey in the FIFA Club World Cup.
Benitez can win his first trophy at Chelsea on Sunday when they take on Corinthians in the final of the Club World Cup, and the Spaniard believes that a win in that game can help to restore belief within his players as they try to catch up with both United and Manchester City in the race for the Premier League title.
"I did not see the Manchester derby, but people told me about it and I agree it (the title) is not a two-horse race," Benitez was quoted as saying by the Daily Mail.
"People have asked me whether it is over already, but realistically, with three points for a win, if you get victories two or three games in a row you have more confidence and then it is different.
"If we win here [Japan] and play like we did against Monterrey in the semi-final, we can go on a run.
"We play good football and with the quality we have going forward and the right balance in defence, this team can win many games in a row easily.
"How many? I don't know, but once you start that with three or four, the confidence will go so high, why not?
"At Liverpool, we had an 11-game stretch, drew against Arsenal and won the other 10. So why can't we do the same at Chelsea?
"It is just a question of confidence. If you are strong enough, compact enough, we can do this. But these things will take some time to adjust."
Benitez also pinpointed to the 'clever' group of players at his disposal as the reason for his immense confidence in his team.
"What we do depends on the team," Benitez added.
"At Valencia, I had three years: the first really good, the second fine, the third amazing. Why? Repeating the same exercises with clever people, they could understand.
"As for winning the league at Chelsea, when I talk to the players here, I can see in their faces that they have the belief.
"So I know what we are doing is working. The roles and the movements we are asking of them in training is working. I don't have any doubt about the things I can do."
Following their clash against Corinthians, Chelsea will then turn their attentions to Leeds United in the quarter-finals of the League Cup, before welcoming Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge for their next Premier League encounter.