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The manager has claimed that his side does not lack discipline after the two red cards and seven yellows it received, adding that he wants a better performance next time out

Andre Villas-Boas has leapt to the defense of his Chelsea players following their 1-0 defeat to QPR on Sunday, insisting that the team does not lack discipline.

Jose Bosingwa and Didier Drogba were sent off in the game against Neil Warnock's men, while seven other Blues players were booked.

However, the Portuguese manager claimed that even though two red and seven yellow cards does not look great on paper, he feels that they were not awarded as a result of his side being malicious in tackles but that it was simply circumstance of the clash.

Villas-Boas told the club’s official website: “It is just the nature of the game. There are better years and years where you don't get yellow cards.

"Didier's challenge is a sending off for sure and you cannot appeal but the other one is not in my opinion."

The Chelsea boss is hoping his side can bounce back to form after the loss, looking for his players to put in a performance as they face both Everton and Arsenal in the space of three days.

“We should have played better with 11 men and committed less mistakes, and if we do that we avoid a couple of situations," he explained. “And if with nine men we are able to do that to Queens Park Rangers, with 11 men we should be able to do it.

Chelsea has been charged by the FA for its behavior at Loftus Road and has been given until October 28 to respond.

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