Andre Villas-Boas goes on the attack

Chelsea manager Andre Villas Boas has stated that he will not change his tactics despite being beaten 5-3 by Arsenal at home on Saturday, and will continue with his attacking mentality.

The Stamford Bridge club were guilty of some very substandard defending in the defeat, but regardless of this the Portuguese coach has vowed to send people forward in coming games.

“The philosophy is a personal value and a club value,” the ex-Porto trainer told Sky Sports.

“It is something that makes us all proud and we will stick to this philosophy throughout this league. It is our way of playing, we are proud of the way we play and we just have to correct things to get a positive result.”

Chelsea battled back to 3-3 before two late Gunners goals broke the home side’s hearts, but Villas Boas has stood up for his defenders in the wake of the defeat.

“We fought hard to get to 3-3, the emotions were behind us and it could have gone either way. If we can recall, there was a 3-1 result at Old Trafford, Man United thought they could swing it and they lost 6-1. We were punished in that sense.

“You have to take the last two goals out of the situation, because one is a slip from a player [John Terry] to leave the other player [Robin van Persie] one against one so is nothing to do with defensive organisation and the other is when you are trying to do something with three minutes on the clock.

“Before this we were one of the three best defences in the Premier League. We committed mistakes that we will try to evolve and maybe we can improve them for the game against Blackburn,” he concluded.

Chelsea face Belgian champions Racing Genk in Europe on Tuesday at the Cristal Arena, and will look to get back to winning ways after back-to-back defeats.

By Gareth McKnight