André Villas-Boas vows to stand by his philosophy at Chelsea

Chelsea boss will stick to his coaching approach at Stamford Bridge despite the Blues' recent string of disappointing results

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Villas-Boas's Chelsea take on Wolves at Stamford Bridge on Saturday Photo: The Sport Review

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André Villas-Boas insists he has no intention of changing his philosophy at Chelsea, despite the Blues’ recent poor run of form.

The Londoners’ miserable sequence of three defeats in four league games was compounded by Wednesday’s Champions League loss at Bayer Leverkusen – but the 34-year-old Portuguese says he has the full backing of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich and will stick to his approach.

“I went through a spell like this at Academica, where we suffered goals in the last minute – but that is the nature of football,” Villas-Boas told a news conference on Friday. “In football you just have to get the focus right in those last few minutes to hold on and get the result.

“What we have shown up to here, even in the moments of defeat, is something we are going to stick with for the remainder of the season. Our belief is in our work and we just have to continue to do it.

“Everybody wants to get out of a situation like this – it’s nothing new when you go on a run of bad results. [But] every game gives you an opportunity to get back on track.

“I just hold on to my self belief and the belief in my players’ talents. The key is to transfer what we do in training onto the pitch and hopefully that will bring good results.”

The Chelsea manager also brushed off suggestions that Abramovich would consider bringing in former Blues boss Guus Hiddink to support his work at Stamford Bridge.

And he added: “I don’t solve problems on my own – I solve problems with my group of people and my group of players. Self confidence and self belief is what we need now – and that only comes with wins.”

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