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October proved to be a more challenging time for Andre Villas-Boas and Chelsea. After the initial good start to the Premier League season, a 1-0 loss to rivals QPR turned heads, especially as Chelsea showed poor discipline, reduced to 9 men.

Even a 5-1 drubbing of Bolton two days into the month could not offset the 5-3 defeat two days before the close of the month, again at the hands of rivals Arsenal. Andre Villas-Boas was struggling when it came to the big games.

The Carling Cup form continued to be shaky, with extra-time needed to prevail against Everton.

However, the Champions League was a bright spot for Chelsea, with a 5-0 thrashing of Belgium’s Genk.

Chelsea also furthered their plans for a new stadium in October, but ultimately failed in trying to buy back the rights to Stamford Bridge, making it financially difficult to move to a new stadium to generate a larger match-day revenue to compete with some of Europe’s elite.

Below are the posts from the month of October 2011.

OCTOBER 2ND: Bolton Wanderers 1-5 Chelsea;

OCTOBER 15TH: Chelsea 3-1 Everton;

OCTOBER 19TH: Chelsea 5-0 Genk;

OCTOBER 23RD: Queens Park Rangers 1-0 Chelsea;

OCTOBER 26TH: Everton 1-2 Chelsea AET;

OCTOBER 27TH: Chelsea FC Lose Battle With CPO To Buy Back Stamford Bridge;

OCTOBER 29TH: Chelsea 3-5 Arsenal;

OCTOBER 31ST: Is AVB Living Too Dangerously?.