The Writing is on the wall for Chelsea coach Andre Villas-Boas. Win tomorrow’s match against Valencia and hang on as Chelsea coach for a couple more weeks. Lose, and either face the sack or quit.
Tomorrow’s match at Stamford Bridge will be crucial in all aspects for he Blues as the fate of their entire season hangs on the result of the match. This has forced iconic striker Didier Drogba to call for his team to come together as they prepare to take on the Spanish side.
Admitting to Chelsea’s poor run of form, Drogba maintained that the players would remain loyal to Villas-Boas and were encouraged by Saturday’s 3-0 win over Newcastle.
“You have to remember it’s the manager’s first season in the Premier League, it’s not easy for him and it isn’t easy for the players or the club,” Drogba said.
“But everything is coming together for the manager. He can deal with any pressure. You don’t rise to his level in coaching if you are not strong.
In other news, Nicholas Anelka could be the latest star to join the MLS if reports doing the rounds are anything to be believed. Anelka who recently handed in his transfer request has been linked with a move to MLS side Montreal Impact.
Head coach Jesse Marsch admitted that he had met with Anelka and that talks had progressed well.
“We did meet with Nicolas Anelka. The discussions were very good. I think there was great potential for a good fit and I think there still is,” Marsch said.
“I think the organization is open to committed to spending major dollars to bring in good players.”
Anelka has however remain coy on the matter only saying that he knows where he will be playing next January.
“I’ve known for a little while where I’ll be on January 2,” a statement from his official website read.
“The club, which is going through a difficult time, has decided to work with Chelsea’s players of the future and, as I am a good professional, I have accepted this.”
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