Blues have big month ahead

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Andre Villas-Boas hopes Saturday's Barclays Premier League victory over Wolves can help kick-start Chelsea's title challenge this season, ahead of a busy month of domestic action.

The Blues stay fifth after Newcastle picked up a point at Old Trafford against reigning champions Manchester United, but with a trip to the north-east next weekend followed by a home game with league leaders Manchester City, the Portuguese tactician insists things can turnaround quickly.

"We're not going to fill ourselves with arrogance and think this is going to be a good period from now on," said Villas-Boas.

"We have to wait and see but what makes us proud in this difficult situation is that if we reflect on the games we played we didn't deserve the results we ended up with and today we continued by being the same team but finally ended up with getting the result.

"It was important for us to get the three points and we managed to shorten the distance to United and Newcastle but for us to be a continuous threat we will need to continue to win and we have a game against Newcastle soon then a game against the leaders to show we are a quality side. So let's wait and see but today was important."

Yesterday's Stamford Bridge clash was Chelsea's third game in the space of the week, and Villas-Boas' squad will have little time to recuperate, as they prepare for Tuesday's Carling Cup clash with Liverpool.

"December will be very important," he added. "We have the Champions League fixture to play but the rest are Premier League fixtures and December can have a part to play in what will happen.

"For Chelsea to continue to be competitive we will need a good December and then see more or less how it ends up for us.

"We have important games, Newcastle away, Man City at home, Tottenham away, difficult games but that can change the table. Hopefully we can be up to that level."

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