Villas-Boas On Course For The Sack Before January

By on November 1, 2011

Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas is on course to start his Stamford Bridge career in similar fashion to former boss Luiz Felipe Scolari.

Scolari was sacked in January 2009 after just 36 games in charge. The Brazilian managed 20 wins, five losses and 11 draws, losing only 14 per cent of his matches.

After 15 games, Villas-Boas has already suffered three defeats – losing 20 per cent of his games. The former Porto boss has come under intense scrutiny after the Chelsea suffered back to back defeats to London rivals QPR and Arsenal.

Could the axe fall on Andre Villas-Boas in similar fashion to that of Scolari? You’d have to think it’s unlikely given the amount of effort (and money) Roman Abromovich spent luring him to West London.  The smart money would be on the young pretender given time to turn things around, but stranger things have happened. not many people believed Scolari, or Ancelotti for that matter, deserved the chop!

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18 Comments

  1. profgbolly

    November 1, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    i think it will be unfair to start judging avb now. he’s yet to spend 6 months, so i guess we should leave him up to deliever the no matter what happens. he,s facing new challenges in that the league he is now, is tougher than the previous ones he has been before, so lets give him time, and we’ll see that he’ll succeed. blues 4 life

  2. silva Ibvrahim

    November 1, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    We have the faith in AVB but he should be very caution with the squad rotation, its a bad idea in english football, we expect him to stick to individual performance for the team to bounce back. Romeu, David Luiz and McEachran are good instead of Mikel, Bosingwa, Malouda, Kalou this guys never deserve to start in Chelsea XI. The defense of chelsea is build on David Luiz because John terry is ageing player.

    • sam

      November 1, 2011 at 1:01 pm

      Rotation will help us in longterm, Arsenal seems really happy with Van Persie’s form but they are nothing without him. He has a record he never played a full season. i like his play but seeing the no. of games he’s playing we all have to miss him soon. Chelsea is a club that invent the trend and ppl follow us! look at Man City they followed us the money way and now they are rotating & juggling too!

  3. olamide

    November 1, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    rubbish article! AVB to get the chop!!! dat cannot happen,we only need to buy more players and sell the old ones

  4. Vince

    November 1, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    WTF..please don’t start with the sacking rumors already! Give him time! Chelsea are playing great football these days! I like their attacking mentality! I just think he should balance that with a more cautious defense! Just lower the line and keep it tight. I am sure with the quality we have in the squad…I am sure we can play this attacking style and still defend great! Come on people let’s not turn against AVB, and please mr. Roman..don’t sack him just yet! Give him at least a couple of years..he will deliver..I think he is a genius. We trust in you Andre

  5. Jake

    November 1, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    The writer of this article is funny. Does he think by playing with statistic he will arouse emotions against AVB? Chelsea unlike Arsenal have quality defenders who can correct the mistakes we experienced against Arsenal and those other games we have conceeded easily. Am pretty sure the manager must have learnt a hard lesson from that freak defeat by Arsenal. Better day surely lie ahead for AVB and Chelsea FC.

  6. ugo

    November 1, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Who posted this? Please jst sht up. Okay?

  7. Cosmas

    November 1, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Your plan will not work, even if he end up not winning any trophy this season, we still believe he will deliver.

  8. David

    November 1, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    I bet this columnist is a fool for think Chelsea are going to sack AVB.the man is doing a great job but only short of bench due to ageing players and lazy ones like mickel,bosingua,malouda nd kalou

  9. Abara dera

    November 1, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    AVB is the man 2 bring bk lost glory bk 2 the bridge.Dont even tink dat he wil be sacked yet becos he has so many yrs 2 stay wit us.He should stop playing lampard 4 nw lets try mcEACHRAN.Blues til i die

  10. Abara chidera

    November 1, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    AVB is the man 2 bring bk lost glory bk 2 the bridge.Dont even tink dat he wil be sacked yet becos he has so many yrs 2 stay wit us.He should stop playing lampard 4 nw lets try mcEACHRAN.

  11. philip omhanz

    November 1, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Avb should stop using bosingwa,he is the killer of chelsea defence.

  12. Engr kelvin

    November 1, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Let’s not blame d coach he’s still better dn ancelotti & besides he just came so let’s giv him a chance 2 deliver.im kelvin 4rm abuja fct (nigeria) d blues 4 life.

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  14. sodiq

    November 2, 2011 at 8:03 am

    i think avb should stop using bonsingwa 4 god seek!

  15. Awos kenny

    November 2, 2011 at 9:34 am

    In vilas w’re trust.pls leave him alone.

  16. AbdulRasheed Oneday

    November 2, 2011 at 10:22 am

    AVB,i beg u in the name of God u are worship,please stop useing bursinguar in chelsea defence and more also sturege.in YORUBA language mo fi olorun beo.

  17. listen up

    November 3, 2011 at 8:39 am

    Your mom’s on course for the sack before January.

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