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Chelsea are known for their attacking style of football whilst new coach Andre Villas-Boas is also known for his attacking tactics, which was clearly evident when he was managing Porto.
He got them to win the Portuguese Super Liga, Europa League and Portuguese Super Cup, throughout the season they continued to play in attacking way which saw the them score 73 goals in the league with the top scorer being Hulk.
So, as I said I think Villas-Boas is the perfect man to be the new boss at Chelsea, because they have same taste of approach.
Porto had a poor 2009-10 season, when they were coached by Jesualdo Ferreira, but when André Villas-Boas took charge he insisted that 4-3-3 was a core part of the club's identity and he would not be changing it.
However, he made the team more offensive by inverting the midfield triangle, so instead of Ferreira's two defensive midfielders (Raul Meireles and Fernando), Villas-Boas played two midfielders further up the pitch (João Moutinho and Fernando Belluschi or Fredy Guarín), with Fernando sitting deep.
It brought spectacular results in terms of goals – 145 goals in 58 game. One downside was that it left Porto exposed at the back, they kept only three clean sheets in their last 15 games last season.
Villas-Boas has always stood side-by-side with his president, whilst his frequent allusions to his past as a fervent Porto fan who travelled to away games immediately endeared him to fans.
Although less inclined to seek controversy than his mentor, José Mourinho, Villas-Boas is not averse to meting out sharp ripostes.