Chelsea FC: Can Andre Villas-Boas Lead Blues to Champions League Glory?

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Chelsea FC: Can Andre Villas-Boas Lead Blues to Champions League Glory?
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Roman Abramovich is a man who knows what he wants.

And when he hired former Porto manager Andre Villas-Boas to lead his team this upcoming season, he was looking to put some demons to rest once and for all.

AVB suffered his most humiliating defeat as Chelsea manager last weekend, when his side conceded five goals in a loss to London rivals Arsenal.

This marked a new low for the club and brought up lingering questions for the Portuguese manager to address.

The once dominant backline of Chelsea is starting to look extremely leaky, and their decision making all over the pitch merits a lack of confidence in this side.

The Blues have a powerful payroll and will always be in the conversation when it comes to Premiership title race. But after a shock draw against minnows Genk in the Champions League, it appears they have a lot of kinks to hammer out before they consider themselves contenders in Europe’s elite club competition.

CL glory is the only thing missing from the Stamford Bridge trophy case, a piece of silverware Abramovich has been desperately seeking.

With more roster tweaks and a massive goal set by RA, is AVB the man ready to lead Chelsea to CL triumph?

Perhaps in the future he can lift the cup—that is, if he sticks around long enough—but right now he is not going to achieve CL success. And here are the reasons why.

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