Sunday, November 27, 2011

AVB needs cup relief

Andre Villas-Boas is starting to learn what managing a Premier League giant is all about and the Chelsea boss may be able to relieve some of the pressure with a big win in the Carling Cup.

The Blues are well off the pace in terms of the title race and their campaign in Europe hangs in the balance, after they suffered a 2-1 defeat to Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League in midweek.

Chelsea will be looking for revenge against Liverpool in the Carling Cup on Tuesday, after they were on the wrong end of a 2-1 scoreline when the two sides met in the Premier League earlier this month. Those looking at the football predictions should remember this.

A place in the semi-final of the competition would be a welcome distraction for the Blues faithful, who have seen their side leak far too many goals this season and fall well off the pace of the two Manchester clubs City and United.

With pressure mounting on AVB, the 34-year-old has been forced to defend his position at Stamford Bridge and the Portuguese tactician is confident of turning thing around, which could start with a win over Liverpool. Those looking at the odds Carling Cup should remember this.

He said: "To handle a situation like this is nothing new.

"It is nothing new when you go into a run of bad results. In a period of every three days you play a game, and every game gives you an opportunity to get back on track. That's exactly our focus.

"The decisive key is to transfer what we do in training onto the pitch. Hopefully that will bring us to a good result, but it might not be sufficient.”

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