Chelsea skipper Terry insists: It's sad for Andre ...

Chelsea skipper John Terry says the players must accept responsibility for Andre Villas-Boas' demise.

Chelsea skipper John Terry says the players must accept responsibility for Andre Villas-Boas' demise.

Player power was said to have been one of the factors in the Portuguese's downfall and Terry admitted Chelsea's squad needed to look in the mirror.

He said: "Sad for Andre, because unfortunately it falls on his head, when I think the players would hold their hands up and say, 'Clearly, we've not been good enough and we all made mistakes together'.

"He's the man whose head's on the block and unfortunately goes."

Terry dedicated Tuesday night's win not only to caretaker manager Roberto Di Matteo and assistant Eddie Newton, but also to Villas-Boas.

He said: "We dug deep for him, for Robbie as well taking charge, Eddie coming in as well - it's nice to have familiar faces around who know the club."

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