Disharmony in Chelsea camp as slump continues

2012-11-19 12:52

London – Chelsea defender David Luiz has admitted tempers had been frayed in the dressing room after the defeat to West Bromwich Albion.

“At the moment it’s not good,” the 25-year-old was quoted on Chelsea’s website (

“We started the season at the top of the league, but we’ve now lost another game, although it was against a good team.

“But it’s disappointing, Chelsea want to be at the top of the table always, so we need to work hard before the next game.”

Roberto Di Matteo was made caretaker manager in March after Andre Villas-Boas was sacked and led Chelsea to Champions League glory, beating Bayern Munich to claim the trophy for the first time in the club’s history.

A few weeks later he was given the job on a permanent basis on a two-year contract but has become used to speculation linking several big names to the Chelsea job.

With Juventus away tomorrow in the Champions League and then league leaders Manchester City at home on Saturday, Di Matteo’s side have an important week.

“Maybe it is the time when we might have to change in terms of our selection and the way we play, looking at the set-up of the team and sacrifice a little bit the attacking options to go a bit more defensive,” Di Matteo said.

“We had a lot of joy with the way we have been playing and long-term that is the way we want to go but we need a couple of positive results to get our confidence high again.

“We have two massive games but we have players with a lot of experience and we have been in this position before.”

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