Villas-Boas needs more time says Wilkins

Former Chelsea Assistant Manager Ray Wilkins has given his verdict on new Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas, and insists the ex-Porto man needs more time to show what he is capbale of at Stamford Bridge.

Wilkins, who was dismissed controversially last season by club owner Roman Abramovich, claims the new system the Blues play leaves opportunties for the opposition: “There has been a few players brought in, and the system has changed quite a lot. AVB wants his players to press higher up the pitch, and that can consequently leave space in behind. They are finding it very difficult to keep clean sheets at the moment which is very unfortunate, but I think they will be okay.”

However Wilkins believes these issues with their system of play will be addressed, but that fans and owner must be patient: “It is very difficult to say whether there has been progress under Villas-Boas, because it has been tough times. It’s a transitional period, and Villas-Boas will have his own ideas about where he wants the club to go, and regarding specific personnel. It is a transitional phase, so Chelsea must give him time.”

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