Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas held a 'normal' training session yesterday after their Champions League defeat at Bayer Leverkusen the previous evening.

The Guardian says Chelsea's players trained as normal on Thursday, with those involved at the BayArena undertaking a warm-down session, as attention switches to Saturday's visit of Wolverhampton Wanderers. Although there were no crisis meetings called by the squad, there is an acceptance among the players that individual performances rather than that of the manager have contributed to the travails over recent weeks.

"There are no excuses," said the goalkeeper Petr Cech. "We need to look first at ourselves. The manager is not on the pitch. We are on the pitch and we are making mistakes."