Villas-Boas: Chelsea fought hard but Wigan deserved the draw

The Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas saw his team go from one extreme to the other in the space of a week. After beating the League leaders Manchester City on Monday, Chelsea only managed a draw against bottom club Wigan last night.

The Portugese manager thinks that it was the teams fault for not trying to score a second goal after taking the lead, and they were punished when Jordi Gomez nabbed a soft equalizer in the dying minutes.

But AVB was clear that Wigan fully deserved to get back into it in the end: “They were two completely different halves.” he said. “The first 20 minutes of the second half we were good and it was a question of patience until we found the goal.

“We could maybe have tried to go for the second goal but we decided to try to hold onto the first and exploit the space in behind. But we conceded two minutes from the end.

“That is disappointing and prevented us from getting the three points that we had expected. It’s a pity but the players fought hard and I think confidence is not affected.’

“We have to wait for tomorrow’s clashes to see where we stand. We might drop points again to the leaders but I think it was a fair result.

“This Wigan is a different Wigan. They’ve picked up momentum from a recent run of good results. The crowd was behind them and they fought hard to get the point.”

This result is a definite setback to Chelsea’s title hopes, but if Arsenal can get a win at Man City today the race will be wide open again. I hate to say it but; Come on Arsenal!

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  1. Pack Muchi,Lusaka-Zambia says

    I thot avb was de boss & not Lamps fellow,hw daz he get intimidated by ‘few’ Lamps words in de media.lamp is finishd & dats it.wher was Ramires,Luiz 4de useles Bosingwa?wat ar Lamp,malouda,kalou,bosingwa & fereira stil doin at chelsea??AVB,GET SERIOUS OR BETA SAY ‘GUDBYE’.chelsea isn’t an ‘expermentaly lab’.

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