Andre Villas-Boas Happy With Chelsea's Start To The Season: We Are Doing Nothing Else Than What We Need To Do

The Blues are third in the table and have only been defeated by Manchester United so far, and the Portuguese thinks the Premier League is tougher than ever as more teams challenge

Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas is happy with the start his team have made this season as they currently lie third place in the Premier League table.

The Portuguese, who took over the reins at Stamford Bridge this summer, thought his side were unlucky at Manchester United when they slipped to a 3-1 defeat, their one and only loss of the season thus far, and is pleased with how his players have responded to that knock.

He told the club’s official website: “I think things have been going okay. We had a good start up to the Old Trafford game where we had a good performance but were unlucky with the result.

“Bearing in mind the performance, normally with so many opportunities you come away with a win but it didn't go for us in the first half in terms of efficiency and the scoreline was difficult to recover at half-time.

“We are doing nothing else than what we need to do. We are expected to win every game and that's the challenge that we have. Some results have gone our way a little bit better and others haven't.”

Villas-Boas believes the Premier League is becoming more competitive and thinks there are more teams challenging for the title than ever befor,e which has made the Blues' job a lot harder.

He said: “The main difference from a couple of years ago is that there are much more teams competing for the Premier League title, and more teams are also competing for the Champions League spots.

“I think money has a part to play, a lot of new players have come across for various teams. Tottenham look different from before, Liverpool the same, Stoke City will be a threat for the European places and Newcastle are back on top form."

The 33-year-old has admitted the club have made changes behind the scenes which he believes will make them stronger in the long run.

“We have evolved in the different departments," he said. “The most important thing for us is to make the necessary judgments for the things that we need.

“We made a couple of changes to a couple of staff to satisfy our needs. Not that the ones before were not competent - just that it's important for us to have everything at our disposal that we like - so we made changes to the medical department and a couple of structures at the club.

“The club has evolved naturally to an even more powerful club, a more powerful brand commercially, and is on the right track.”


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