Boas fields the team that should’ve started on Tuesday evening in Napoli…
Chelsea 3 Bolton Wanderers 0: match report.
Read a full match report of the Premier League game between Chelsea and Bolton Wanderers at Stamford Bridge on Saturday Feb 25, 2012.
Frank Lampard came back into the Chelsea team as captain, made the second and scored the third and then promptly revealed that his relationship with Andre Villas-Boas “has not been ideal” and that there have been “certain issues” between them.
This result, after a run of five winless games, should have been a tentative step back in the right direction for the under-pressure Chelsea manager but with Lampard, left out of the team in the Champions League defeat to Napoli last week, going public about his problems with him, Villas-Boas will once again find himself the subject of scrutiny.
“I think, from the outside, you can probably see that it’s not been ideal but the important thing is not to focus on individual relationships too much,” said Lampard, who is thought to have given the interview because he wanted to be “honest” with fans over the situation between himself and the manager, rather than out of any desire to escalate tension between the pair.
“It can only be negative and people do like to play on negatives. There have been certain issues. Certain players, we don’t like not to play. But it’s never a case of players throwing their toys out of the pram to the detriment of the club.”
Villas-Boas recalled the three players he had left out of that defeat in Naples and Chelsea made short work of Bolton, victory taking them back into fourth.