Andre Villas-Boas will not change his attacking principles in light of Saturday’s defensive collapse: “Attacking football is part of the British culture, not my culture. It should be the pride of English football and I think it is. So we shouldn’t turn things around. Everyone is praising a strong, attacking team like Man City and we are exactly the same.” Whether it proves the right philosophy remains to be seen, but having lost 3 games out of the opening 10 the Chelsea boss needs to find the right balance and quick.
Elsewhere in the news an Indian consortium is looking into a possible Everton buyout; Roberto Martinez already feeling the pressure, while Newcastle United fans praised as a major factor in the Magpies excellent start.