AVB hails 'unity' at Wolves

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Andre Villas-Boas has praised Chelsea’s “team unity” after they battled to a controversial 2-1 win over Wolves that ended a run of four draws for the Blues.


A late goal from Frank Lampard gave Chelsea a much needed win, although the Molineux crowd were left incensed that the England midfielder was still on the pitch after a dangerous studs-up tackle on Adam Hammill was only punished with a yellow card in the first half.


Earlier in the game, Ramires’ opener was greeted with jubilation as the Chelsea players ran to celebrate with their manager in a display of unity.


While Villas-Boas admitted on Monday that his current squad were not good enough to win the title this season, the former Porto boss was full of praise for his side’s togetherness after a week full of newspaper suggestions that their was a split appearing in his squad.


"It was about team spirit and team unity," he said. "After the recent happenings when we lost points at home it is normal for stories to come out about untrue things going on.”


“It is an untrue story. We accept criticism, we have been through this period with unfair speculation and we kept doing our job and when this has happened this season we came out with our best three results.'


The 34-year-old was also full of praise for Fernando Torres, who was given a rare start, after the Spaniard played an integral part in the winning goal.


“Torres has always had our confidence and he had a good game. He is one of the players with the most assists and it means he is not selfish in front of goal,” he commented.


"The team did magnificently well and the important thing is to find this consistency.


“Our results away from home have shown that away we have less anxiety and this is something we need to address in our home games. We have discussed it and I think we can correct it.”

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