Avram Grant is confident of earning the respect of the dressing room and keeping Chelsea in the hunt for the Premier League title following the departure of Jose Mourinho.

Grant, despite a successful spell as Israel coach, does not have the same Champions League credentials as the ´Special One´ but feels he has the squad to add to Chelsea´s silverware haul since Roman Abramovich took over.

He said: "I took it because I think I can handle the situation, including in the dressing room. I can make things better, I must say they were good already, but I want to make things better."

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