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AVB launches defence of his career

Andre Villas-Boas yesterday launched a defiant defence of his position as Chelsea manager on the eve of tonight's Champions League tie with Napoli but hinted that he would like someone in the club's hierarchy to come out to say so publicly.

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Villas-Boas looks for unity amid the hostility of Naples

Drogba stands by his underfire manager for tough European challenge in brutal arena

Defiant AVB: this game will not define my career

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Daniel Sturridge insists Chelsea are united

Daniel Sturridge has insisted Chelsea are not a "divided unit" under Andre Villas-Boas.

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Sam Wallace: Villas-Boas is so right to put the boot into dressing room

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Andre Villas-Boas is pressing on with his plans to overhaul Chelsea

Sam Wallace: AVB right to put the boot into dressing room

As his flight to Naples lifts out of Gatwick this morning Andre Villas-Boas could be forgiven for gazing out of the window and giving silent thanks for Arsène Wenger and his determined efforts to wrestle back for Arsenal the mantle of the Premier League's "crisis club" every time it looks like Chelsea have the title in the bag.

Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas says attackers now 'stand a leg out'

Villas-Boas under growing pressure after training row

Andre Villas-Boas's position as Chelsea manager looks increasingly insecure after the coach was involved in a heated discussion with some of his senior players on Sunday, the day after a limp defeat at the hands of Everton.

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Chelsea say any potential move to a new stadium will be dependent upon them buying the freehold for Stamford Bridge

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