Chelsea boss Felipe Scolari showed his commitment to the Carling Cup with a comprehensive 4-0 demolition of Portsmouth. "Every competition is important. In all the games, we play to win.

"Carling Cup, FA Cup - any game we play to win," he explained.

"If we didn't want to win, we wouldn't have come to Portsmouth and play this team.

"We played four, five experienced players and some players who don't play often, with young players as well.

"So it is important for us to win and important to support the young players.

"Now I am happy, because we have started in three competitions and we have won three games."