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New Chelsea boss Villas-Boas to give player's freedom of expression

Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas will give his player's the responsibility to play their own game and encourage them to play their natural instincts. The Blues appointment of the former Porto coach has raised a few eyebrows with the Portuguese becoming the Premier League's youngest manager at just 33.

But Villas-Boas will allow Chelsea to play with the freedom he feels a successful team requires.

"I'm no dictator," he told The Sunday Mirror. "I encourage freedom of choice in football.

"Players can only achieve their true potential if they are not shackled and are able to stand on their own two feet.

"Creativity in my players is important. I love the unpredictable part of the game.

"I strongly believe that players have to express themselves to their full potential, they must be able to make choices during the game."

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