Andre Villas-Boas admitted speculation over his future would only intensify after Chelsea lurched to yet another defeat in that left them in danger of Champions League elimination.

Villas-Boas watched his Blues side produce their latest defensive horror show to lose their last-16 first leg 3-1. The Portuguese has repeatedly insisted he has the full backing of billionaire owner Roman Abramovich but Tuesday night's performance would have done nothing to convince the Russian to deliver the vote of confidence his manager now needs.

"Speculation will continue as the results don't happen," Villas-Boas said.

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