Sunday, 22 January 2012
Manager pleads with fans ahead of QPR cup tie
Andre Villas-Boas has appealed for calm ahead of the fourth-round tie with Queens Park Rangers. It is the first meeting between the two clubs since John Terry was charged with racially abusing QPR's Anton Ferdinand. Villas-Boas has no intention of leaving Terry out of his squad for next Saturday's tie at Loftus Road. "It is our responsibility as a club to calm the situation around the game," said Villas-Boas. Chelsea and England captain Terry is set for a hearing at West London magistrates court on 1 February. "We also want to put on a message for the media as you can do excellent work in calming things down and everyone can have an impact for just another game of football," added Villas-Boas.