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Makelele backing Chelsea boss Grant

Claude Makelele insists Avram Grant is the right man in charge of Chelsea.

The midfielder said: "I believe that Avram Grant is a good manager - just look at where we are today. I don't understand why he is being compared to Jose Mourinho. Avram Grant has only just started.

"Once he's had the same amount of time as his predecessors, then you can draw some conclusions. So far I think he's done well this season.

"The manager lays down the foundations, but it is up to the players to be focused and deliver the results.

"We've always had enough top players to know what needs to be done. We just needed to remind ourselves.

"We made mistakes that cost us vital points recently, but we have learned a lot this season and we've improved with time."

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