Andre Villas-Boas says Chelsea will be back fighting for the title next season
Andre Villas-Boas admitted on Friday that Chelsea have not progressed since September but that they would challenge for the title next season.
He added that the spectre of Jose Mourinho returning to English football was the “ghost” that haunted all leading Premier League managers, although Villas-Boas knows he enjoys the full backing of Roman Abramovich.
Chelsea’s owner recruited Villas-Boas to rejuvenate the team, to get them playing attractive football and to compete for the major prizes, particularly the Champions League. Chelsea remain in Europe’s elite competition but have faded domestically. Currently fourth, 12 points off the top, Chelsea entertain joint leaders Manchester United on Sunday.