Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas and Liverpool defender and a current pundit Alan Hansen will once again begin their war of words after only about few weeks of silence.
It was only a few weeks ago that Andre Villas-Boas came out with stern criticism about the media’s portrayal of the current squad. There were a number of doubts regarding the ability of Chelsea to win the title this season, which prompted many amongst the media to question the manager and also the players. David Luiz one of the target for the media in this campaign, which prompted an angry response from Andre Villas-Boas.
Now, Alan Hansen has once again criticised the Brazilian defender, while José Bosingwa has also been subjected to recent criticism by the BBC pundit. This has provoked a response from Andre Villas-Boas, who has said that it is an extreme pleasure to work with the current crop of players he has at Chelsea. After making an indifferent start to the season, Chelsea looked like getting back on track after three consecutive wins against Newcastle, Valencia, and Manchester City. However, a disappointing end to the year 2011 meant that Chelsea now face the challenge to finish in the top four.
“I really can’t get myself involved with these people again. Alan doesn’t have the privilege that I have, to work with these players every day. If everybody had perfect games, first media pundits would have no jobs because there would be no one to criticise,” Andre Villas-Boas said ahead of the match with Sunderland. Chelsea come into the match after winning against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday night. Fernando Torres started the match for Chelsea due to an injury for Didier Drogba. The Spaniard showed glimpses of form and is expected to start against Sunderland as well.