No Barca in blue for Di Matteo

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Roberto Di Matteo has vowed there would be no Chelsea revolution this season as he questioned the wisdom of trying to play like Barcelona.

Andre Villas-Boas had been tasked by billionaire owner Roman Abramovich with transforming the way Chelsea played, the Russian said to have long held a dream of seeing 'Barcelona in blue shirts'. The attempt backfired spectacularly and caretaker boss Di Matteo was allowed to go back to basics to save the club's season.

Di Matteo inspired the Blues to Champions League and FA Cup double, and said of his methods for the new season: "There won't be radical changes. Certainly, with the influence of the new players once they are integrated, they will be a bit different because they have different characteristics and abilities."

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