Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas believes his days as Chelsea boss were numbered following a defeat at QPR 12 months ago.
The Blues suffered a 1-0 defeat at Loftus Road on October 23 - a match remembered for Anton Ferdinand's claim he was racially abused by John Terry - at a time when they had a chance to close in on the leaders.
The 35-year-old lost his job at Stamford Bridge in February, and said: "When I look now to this exact date last season before we played the QPR game at Chelsea's positions (in the table), after the QPR match we had a consecutive run of bad results. In the end football results is about stability and jumping from adversity. At my time at Chelsea we never got that stability."
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