Villas-Boas searching for answers to Chelsea problem

Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas insists he will keep looking for solutions to the club’s bad form following their 1-0 loss to West Brom, Sky Sports reports.

Gareth McAuley’s late winner consigned the Blues to another defeat and leaves them three points behind Arsenal in the race for fourth place. Villas-Boas’ side have won just one of their last five Premier League games and fresh reports have emerged over the Portuguese manager’s future. Former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has been linked once again with the job at Stamford Bridge and Chelsea have also been linked with a switch for Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola.

Villas-Boas had few excuses for the lacklustre display at the Hawthorns, but believes that he will keep doing his job and hope for improvement. The Chelsea boss said: ‘We were very poor in the second half. It was not up to Chelsea standards. We did extremely well with the same team against Bolton and were extremely bad today, so I’m very disappointed. West Brom were superior on the day and got what they deserved. Every job is difficult at this level. We’re just not producing enough good results. I’m just going to keep doing my job.’

The Blues travel to St. Andrew’s in midweek for their FA Cup fifth round replay with Championship side Birmingham City, a game that they surely must win. Villas-Boas also has a second round second leg Champions League tie to contend with against Napoli and has admitted that finishing fifth in the league is not a good enough option.

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