Chelsea FC vs. Everton: The Lessons Learnt from the Humiliating Loss

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Chelsea FC vs. Everton: The Lessons Learnt from the Humiliating Loss
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Villas-Boas took the blame for the dismal loss upon himself, blaming his failure to properly train the squad ahead of their fixture this weekend.

The statement was not only a worrying statement from the under-pressure manager, but it also created a poor view of the squad's mentality.

Chelsea arrived at Goodison Park looking to keep their hopes for fourth place alive. But it never looked to be easy after the Blues conceded a early goal.

Chelsea continued to keep pressure on Everton, but lacked the creativity or edge to break through their defense. Their poor showing was brought to an end with a late goal by the Toffees to deal the Blues a 2-0 loss.

The poor performance from the team saw Chelsea lose out on their fourth place after Arsenal came back from a goal down to win against the Black Cats.

Chelsea seemed a team without any passion, motivation or zeal to win. They created waves of attack, but always lacked the sharpness to finish the chances. The loss dealt a big blow to the Blues' hopes for a fourth-place qualification and could well be the precursor to Villas-Boas's end at West London.

Now, while Chelsea confirmed owner Abramovich held showdown talks with the the squad and AVB, let us a take a look into the lessons learnt from the dismal loss.

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