Monday, 28 November 2011
Post Wolves: is the tide turning?
Andre Villas-Boas has pointed to the future he envisages becoming the blueprint for a new Chelsea, there were signs that he has decided to do it on his own terms. Look at the team he fielded against Wolves. Plenty of familiar faces at the back, with John Terry far more comfortable as David Luiz joined him in a deeper defensive line, which allowed Ashley Cole to get forward with more reassurance in the back of his head. But in midfield, a trio of Ramires, Oriol Romeu and Raul Meireles, none of whom were at Stamford Bridge when Carlo Ancelotti's team lifted the Double in 2010. And while Didier Drogba, rather than Fernando Torres, led the line, he was flanked by two others who do not share the memories of the golden age in SW6, Daniel Sturridge and Juan Mata. Younger, fresher, quicker. The sort of team that, from the start, we were told Villas-Boas wanted to field.
source: Daily Mirror