In Defence of Andre Villas-Boas

This weekend Villas-Boas played it safe. Restoring relics of the Mourinho era to the starting line-up, who, in the form of Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard, played a vital part in brushing a tame Bolton aside. Perhaps, in hindsight, this should have been something the 34 year old manager should have done from the start. Since his arrival at Chelsea it is clear that AVB has tried to do too much. He was briefed when he took over from Ancelotti that he needed to re-build an ageing side – run by ... Continue Reading →