Chelsea players hit out at manager Andre Villas-Boas during a no-holds-barred crisis meeting on Sunday The Daily Mail says Villas-Boas was criticised by his Chelsea players over the tactics he used at Everton during Sunday's stormy training-ground meeting.

Chelsea's stars were furious with the 34-year-old after he dragged them into the training ground, following which he put them through a punishing full session.

Villas-Boas ordered the full and frank discussion of the problems between management and players following a performance he described as "the worst this season".

In the meeting, Villas-Boas's tactics were challenged by players, while goalkeeper Petr Cech was criticised by colleagues for his distribution.