FC Chelsea Pins Hopes on Champions League Silverware


Fernando Torres, FC Chelsea

Chelsea Champions League Update

Even though their squad is made up of top players like Fernando Torres, Chelsea finds themselves out of the Carling Cup competition, with a 2-0 defeat today to FC Liverpool - ending their involvement at the quarter-final stage.

Chelsea has high hopes for Champions League silverware.

Andres Villas recently chatted about the importance of the Champions League to FC Chelsea.

“The Champions League is a competition that is life and death and this standard won’t be enough,” he said.

“We will need to up the tempo and play that game with the ultimate desire.”

“For our Premier League challenge to be alive we need to make the most of our December fixtures,” said Vilas-Boas.

“If we are able to do that we can get it back on track, not that we can’t get back on track after. If we do well in December it will have a major impact

“We recovered two points on our near opponents when we beat Wolves last weekend, which was good.

“But for us to challenge for the Premier League we need to make the most of our December fixtures because we play most of the top teams.

“I’m not a wizard so I can’t say for sure what will happen after December.

“The FA Cup and Champions League come into play next year, so we don’t know what will happen in March and April.

“But it’s a fact that if we get points from December, it will put our challenge back on track.”

December is shaping up to be a pivotal month for Chelsea, with the Champions League clash with Valencia accompanied by crucial Premier League fixtures against Newcastle, Manchester City and Tottenham.

The Champions League is the most coveted by owner Roman Abramovich and Villas-Boas is expected to have the Blues challenging for the European crown.

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