Vialli slates Scolari's impact on Chelsea

Former Chelsea boss Gianluca Vialli has criticised Luiz Felipe Scolari's impact at Chelsea after their defeat to Roma this week.

Former Chelsea boss Gianluca Vialli has criticised Luiz Felipe Scolari's impact at Chelsea after their defeat to Roma this week.

Vialli said: "I don't think Chelsea are the same team as they were a few years ago. They don't have the consistency any more.

"They were beaten by Manchester United in the final of the Champions League last season and also lost against Liverpool at home the other week. Before they used to beat these teams."

Vialli feels manager Luiz Felipe Scolari, who has set his sights on winning all four trophies this season, was outthought by Roma counterpart, Luciano Spalletti.

He added: "Chelsea went to Rome to settle for whatever they could get and, when you do that, you end up losing the game on most occasions. Roma had a great reaction to this, especially after all the problems they have had recently.

"Spalletti changed the system, with [Francesco] Totti behind [Mirko] Vucinic as well as [Matteo] Brighi supporting [Simone] Perrotta on the flanks, and this made life difficult for [Florent] Malouda. Roma showed great football with the ball to feet and it worked."

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