STOKE-ON-TRENT: Andre Villas-Boas insists Chelsea can mount a strong challenge to regain the Premier League title even though his first match in charge ended in a frustrating 0-0 draw at Stoke. However, he took heart the way the Blues improved in the second half and believes they are capable of wrestling the title from Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United. “Last year we finished second,” he said. “We are here because we want to finish first. Regarding the transfer market, we don’t know. Maybe we will, maybe we won’t [sign more players]. There’s plenty of time to make those decisions. But yes, winning the league is what we all want.”
Published in The Express Tribune, August 16th, 2011.