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Manchester United assistant boss Carlos Queiroz believes the rest of The Premiership are beginning to work Chelsea out.

Since Jose Mourinho's appointment the West London outfit have enjoyed a dominance that echoes the type of success enjoyed by Manchester United and Arsenal in previous campaigns.

However, last weekend saw Chelsea fall to a rare defeat against Fulham and again on Saturday, Mourinho's men were far from fluid despite a 2-0 success against 10-man Manchester City.

When allied to the fact Chelsea have won just one of the last six games on their travels, Queiroz believes life at the top may be beginning to get to Mourinho - who has been conspicuous by his absence in recent weeks - and his underperforming side.

Manchester United may still be too far behind to catch the table toppers but nevertheless, it would seem that Queiroz is still prepared to play the odd mind game between now the season's close.

"If you allow Chelsea to use the aces they have, they are a killing machine," said Queiroz.

"But from what I have seen recently, opponents are playing with much more caution against them.

"People are understanding how to play against them now. They are trying to explore Chelsea's weaknesses and the results are coming.

"We cannot control what Chelsea do or what other teams do against them.

"But at the moment we are releasing a message that we are strong and playing fantastic football. We are being very entertaining and we have a lot of confidence.

"We have two games in hand over Chelsea and we have still to play them. If we can show enough quality to win those fixtures, anything can happen."

Meanwhile, Queiroz has spoken out in defence of Cristiano Ronaldo, who in a time when the problem of diving is again rearing its head, has been cited as a player who is not adverse to the odd bit of theatrics.

However, on the contrary, Queiroz believes Ronaldo is more sinned against than sinner.

"The number of fouls committed against Cristiano is rising all the time," observed Queiroz.

"Sometimes referees get embarrassed to keep giving free-kicks in his favour because he is fouled so often.

"It is normal that players with speed and creative ability are fouled more than anyone else but I believe players like Cristiano, Wayne Rooney and Ronaldinho need to be protected."
 

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we worked out that they were boring as fuk a long time ago,

a souped up Bolton, this is what would happen if Allardyce was given £300m. :shades:
 

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Jern Lizardhous said:
we worked out that they were boring as fuk a long time ago,

a souped up Bolton, this is what would happen if Allardyce was given £300m. :shades:
:howler: :thumbsup:
 

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Jern Lizardhous said:
we worked out that they were boring as fuk a long time ago,

a souped up Bolton, this is what would happen if Allardyce was given £300m. :shades:
:thumbsup:

man thats the post of the day for me :howler:
 
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