Villas-Boas not prepared to curb his attacking style

CHELSEA manager Andre Villas-Boas insists he will not change his attacking style despite Saturday’s crushing defeat by Arsenal.

The Blues conceded five goals at home for the first time since 1989 in an enthralling London derby as the visitors struck twice in the final five minutes to secure an unlikely win.

Despite the nature of the loss, Villas-Boas is adamant he will not change his philosophy to the game and will work to eradicate the defensive problems which Arsenal so ruthlessly exposed.

“The philosophy is a personal value and a club value,” explained Villas-Boas. “You should never sell it cheaply.

“It is something that makes us all proud and we will stick to this philosophy throughout this league. It is our way of playing, we are proud of the way we play and we just have to correct things to get a positive result.”

Villas-Boas also backed his defenders, insisting two freak goals cost them after they battled back to 3-3 before John Terry’s slip allowed Van Persie to restore the lead.

He said: “Before this we were one of the three best defences in the Premier League. We committed mistakes that we will try to evolve and maybe we can improve them for the game against Blackburn.”