Wilkins denies talk of unrest

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Chelsea assistant boss Ray Wilkins has dismissed suggestions of growing unrest in the Blues camp under manager Luiz Felipe Scolari.

Scolari has now masterminded a new top-flight record of 11 away wins, with a 2-0 victory at Bolton helping Chelsea eclipse the previous mark set in 1960 by Bill Nicholson's Tottenham. But there are claims the players are unhappy with his apparently lax training regime, and their play is becoming too predictable.

When asked whether there was any dissension in the ranks, Wilkins sternly replied: "None whatsoever. If you are looking for an angle then that team might have fallen apart, but the spirit and application in the camp is absolutely different class."

He added: "You cannot perform like that if there is dissension about. They have performed to a very high standard."

After Kevin Davies shaved the crossbar with a free header in the eighth minute, he and Bolton were made to pay a minute later, with Nicolas Anelka on target.

Eleven months after his £15million move from Bolton to Chelsea, the France international netted the 99th Premier League goal of his career with a diving header inside the six-yard box.

Twelve minutes later the points were sealed when Deco ended a 14-match drought with an exquisite scissor-kick from 15 yards.

Wilkins added: "Our away results have been absolutely first class. We've a superb away record.

"Overall we are delighted with where we are at the moment, just a point behind Liverpool, so as far as we are concerned we're in a fantastic position."

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