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Chelsea boss Scolari admits style demands

Chelsea's Brazilian boss Luiz Felipe Scolari admits he's under orders to turn on the style this season.

He said: "The idea is to play as similar to Brazilian football as we can. But I have players made for English football. The characteristics are different. We try to learn things about dribbling, controlling the ball, passing the ball, touching the ball, one-twos. We will try it.

"But I need to respect the identity of the players. I need to respect the quality of the players.

"I need to impress on them what I think about football. We have some players who play similar to those in Brazil but others who don't."

Scolari has already made a big impression on his new players. His attention to detail is similar to former boss Jose Mourinho but his training sessions can also be as light-hearted as his remarks.

Yet Scolari admits he has his orders from the top.

Roman Abramovich has demanded a return to winning ways but he also wants it done in style. And the new boss agrees.

He said: "Abramovich wants Chelsea to play very well and win. The fans are the same. They want us to play very well and win. It's not just Mr Abramovich. But they need to understand that, sometimes, it's difficult to play beautifully and win.

"Sometimes it's impossible because the other team plays a different style. Playing well and winning is my style and I have been a coach for 24 or 25 years."

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