Crisis looms for Scolari
Luiz Felipe Scolari is only one defeat away from the first full-blown
crisis of his reign at Chelsea - but the Brazilian insists he will not
seek be plunging into the transfer market in search of a remedy.
As they surrendered meekly in a 3-0 defeat to Manchester United here
on Sunday, the Londoners looked a pale shadow of the side that pushed
Sir Alex Ferguson's side to the wire last season.
Devoid of inspiration going forward and calamitously casual in
defence, Scolari's class of 2009 suffer even more in comparison with the
Chelsea sides that Jose Mourinho - who was in the VIP seats at Old
Trafford - led to back-to-back Premier League titles in 2005 and 2006.
But Scolari remains convinced that Chelsea's current squad have
sufficient reserves of quality to prevent United from claiming a third
Asked if Sunday's defeat would force him to knock on Roman
Abramovich's door with a request for transfer funds, Scolari's response
was defiantly indignant.
"More players? I don't want more players," he snorted. "I have very
good players. Either we got to the top with these players or I go down."
MANCHESTER, England, Monday (AFP)