Andre Villas-Boas has insisted it did not matter if some of Chelsea's players had turned against him because he still had the backing of the only man who matters.

Blues boss Villas-Boas admitted members of his squad had lost faith in his Stamford Bridge project, claiming it was "normal" for certain individuals not to be fully behind their manager.

But the Portuguese was confident he retained the "full trust" of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, amid ever increasing speculation over whether Chelsea's billionaire owner was considering sacking him.

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