Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Scolari Clueless after Chelsea Capitulation; Looking Desperate: Luiz Felipe Scolari

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Scolari Clueless after Chelsea Capitulation; Looking Desperate: Luiz Felipe Scolari

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LUIZ FELIPE SCOLARI is under increasing pressure after admitting Chelsea aren't playing well enough to win any trophies this season and that he doesn't know what to do about it, writes Simon Johnson.

The Blues 3-0 capitulation to a dominant Manchester United was Chelsea's first away defeat in the League for 13 months and their heaviest for nearly three years.

Scolari's side have now picked up just 10 points from their last eight League games and are have gone from favourites at the start of the season to outsiders to win the Premier League.

The Brazilian, who signed a two-year contract last summer, has already come under fire from fans following the Carling Cup exit to Burnley and the ignominy of being held to a draw at home by Southend in the FA Cup..

After the game, Scolari, remarkably claimed he has no idea how to turn the team's form around.

Scolari said: "We are not playing well at the moment to win any competition.

"In the last five games we have not played very well.

"Some games you don't score but create many chances but we are not playing well like we did before.

"I don't know how to change it. I need to think after tomorrow. I have two ways.

I can play the same players and look for an improvement in them or I can change some players.

"I don't know what has happened. I need to think. I need to look at some setplays.

I need to show the players many things and afterwards I decide.

"Manchester United were better than us. I think it's done some very big damage [to their title hopes] because we didn't come here to play like this.

"We need to be men and improve. We cannot afford to think we have lost everything.

"I am not someone who thinks like this and I don't think my players are either."

Chelsea's poor form is sure to alarm owner Roman Abramovich, who sacked Avram Grant for failing to win a trophy last season. …

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