AVB on the heels of Manchester duo

Chelsea manager Andre Villas Boas has pledged to shorten the gap between his side and the two Manchester clubs, and has asked his team to improve against Sunderland.

City and United have marched straight to the top of the standings with three wins from three, and the Portuguese coach is keen to catch the duo.

“It’s good for them. They’ve gone on to score a lot of goals and it’s good for British football. We just hope to score one more goal than the opponents,” he told Sky Sports News.

“Man United played to perfection and managed to score a lot. They are, with Man City, leading the table for the Premier League and we are two behind them. We want to grab them. Our objective is on shortening distance and not on what the others do in terms of performance,” he continued.

The Stamford Bridge outfit have won two of their three games, but have been slightly unconvincing in their manner of play, something Villas Boas hopes to eradicate today.

“I think it can be better and our objective is to transform it. We have to improve on a weekly basis, on a game-to-game basis. It’s what people expect from us – to get fluency in the way we play,” he stated.

“I’m very happy that we have been creating enough chances to win games and this is a good sign for us. We just need to improve on the quality and fluency of the game,” the manager finished.

Chelsea travel to Wearside to take on Steve Bruce’s Sunderland later today at the Stadium of Light.