Then nail finally came down on the AVB coffin yesterday, his three year plan only lasted eight months. His problem was that he tried to change to much too soon & in the wrong manor. AVB’s biggest problem was trying to deal with the senior players at Chelsea. It was clear that they didn’t rate him at all. Lampard looks like he was the biggest issue. AVB didn’t see him as a first 11 player, even though he has been a goal machine through-out his career at The Bridge, for some reason AVB didn’t fancy him. He also upset Ashley Cole who said he came to Chelsea to win trophies but with his tactics they won’t win anything. Drogba was another who he upset, he should have been a starter been AVB persisted in playing Torres. Drogba was that upset he even started giving his own team talks in the tunnel. Terry seemed to be the only player on his side however with all his team mates unhappy I’m sure they went to him as captain and wanted him to have a word with the gaffer. Chelsea on the pitch have been under-performing all season it’s clear the old guard needs to be changed but they also can’t afford to finish outside the top four. They are capable of beating Napoli 2-0, getting into the top four and even winning the FA Cup, if they will is a different story. What Di Matteo has to try and do is
1. Sit the senior players down and say the club need them now so get your act together.
2. Sort out the Torres issue, he clearly hasn't worked and may need time out in the reserves to learn how to score again.
3 Luiz, is he a defender or a midfielder? He has cost Chelsea goals at the back but he can find the net. It will be interesting to see how the players react to another new manager and who will be next in, it could be special.