AVB - We can still win title
Andre Villas-Boas retains his belief that Chelsea can still win the title after his side ended a difficult period with victory over Wolves.
Last Updated: 27/11/11 9:41am
Andre Villas-Boas retains his belief that Chelsea can still win the Premier League after his side ended a difficult period with victory at home to Wolves.
The Blues had lost three of their previous four league games and went down to defeat against Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League during midweek.
But they returned to winning ways at Stamford Bridge thanks to goals from John Terry, Daniel Sturridge and the influential Juan Mata.
The West London club remain in fifth and trail leaders Manchester City by nine points having played one game more, but Villas-Boas believes catching Roberto Mancini's team is still a possibility.
"I think we can (win the title). We have most of the same players (who have won the title before)," he said.
"We have the talent and belief will be the last thing to die with us.
"Man City play tomorrow in a difficult game (at Liverpool).
"It's difficult for us to look at a distant leader.
"In the past we have seen examples of us shortening distances but for that example to serve as inspiration we need to get the winning streak back like we did last year.
"In my opinion chaos happened. We were exposed a couple of times with group mistakes (in recent games).
"Now we have to correct them to make sure we are on the right track. From now on so it's a good challenge for the team and hopefully we can now respond in this period."
Villas-Boas is expecting a tough December and believes the next four games will have a huge bearing on their season.
"December will be important. We have a Champions League fixture still to play but the rest of the games are in the Premier League and this month will play a big part in what happens in the league," he added.
"We have some important games. Newcastle away, Manchester City at home and Tottenham away, these are difficult games but can make a difference for us in the table.
"It does not take the pressure off me. We have to continue to grow as a team.
"In recent games we did not deserve to lose, but it influences opinions and that is part of the job."