July (Pre-Season)

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The new season heralded a new era for Chelsea Football Club. The 2010/2011 season has seen Chelsea fail to get any trophy, and so Carlo Ancelotti was replaced with a new man in the name of Andre Villas-Boas.

Chelsea cited his “ambition, drive and determination” as being particularly encouraging, which led him to being the “outstanding candidate” for the job: “He is one of the most talented young managers in football today and has already achieved much in a relatively short space of time.”

July was a good month for the 33-year-old. Small victories against Portsmouth and a Malaysian XI, followed by thrashings of Thailand All-Stars and Kitchee brought much optimism for the season ahead.

Chelsea won their first silverware of the season, winning the Barclays Asia Trophy, and a 3-1 victory against Rangers completed a convincing pre-season for Andre Villas-Boas.

Below are the posts from the month of July 2011.

Predictions For The New Premier League Season;

Will Andre Villas-Boas Be A Winning Formula At Chelsea?;

Chelsea’s Pre-Season Round-Up;

What Will The Riots Mean For The Start Of The New Premier League Season?.