After Chelsea’s defeat in Germany to Bayer Leverkusen manager Andre Villas-Boas is a man under serious pressure no matter what he thinks. As Chelsea sank to their third defeat from their last five games I look into where has it gone wrong? Well Chelsea was on a run of six unbeaten going in to their game at Loftus Road towards the end of October. A game where Chelsea thought they would walk all over their London rivals. This didn’t happen that day in West London Chelsea lost the game and lost the plot. The repercussions of that match have still left an effect. QPR won 1-0, but the game will also be remembered for John Terry’s racist slur, Chelsea’s ill-disciplined team (7 yellows and 2 reds). Plus AVB was fined £12,000 after the game for comments made about the referee.
Since that match Chelsea have only beaten Blackburn Rovers & Everton on penalties. Their defence looks weak, Terry is getting exposed and David Luiz is not the best partner. Centre of midfield is a problem, Lampard is not the player he once was and him not changing his game is holding back Chelsea. If you look at Ballack yesterday, who was similar to Lampard has changed his game for the team. If Lampard wants to continue at Chelsea he has to change his game. The other players around him don’t really seem to be clicking at all. Mikel, Ramires & Meireles basically do the same thing. There’s not much creativity in there. Up top there’s an even bigger problem, a 50 million pound one. Torres has not looked like the player he was and if he doesn’t improve the big money flop could find himself out the door. I still feel Drogba can do a job but he wants to be loved and played week in week out, Chelsea won’t give him that. Sturridge looks good but he can’t do it on his own.
Where does Chelsea go now? Well Wolves next should be an easy win. Liverpool return in the Carling Cup which could go either way depending on what team is sent out. A trip to Newcastle in early December will be hard, and then Valencia comes to the Bridge in a massive Champions League game after that, with Manchester City four days later. Will AVB still be there come then? Only time will tell.