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Kenyon concedes Blues lack style

Peter Kenyon and Avram Grant
Kenyon has urged Chelsea fans to get behind Avram Grant

Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon has conceded that the club's style of play is not entertaining enough.

Kenyon praised manager Avram Grant for successfully guiding the Blues to a Champions League semi-final but still thinks the team are a work in progress.

"I don't think that it is where we want to be but everybody still wants to improve," he said.

When he replaced Jose Mourinho last September, Grant said he would aim to make the team more exciting to watch.

But Grant himself admitted after the quarter-final win over Fenerbahce that the result was what mattered most on Tuesday.

That victory secured a semi-final with Liverpool, at a time when the Blues are also only three points behind Premier League leaders Manchester United, with five games to play.


However, Grant has still failed to win over a section of Stamford Bridge fans while others have questioned his approach.

Nevertheless, Kenyon is adamant he should be backed.

"We are in the semi-final of the Champions League and we are right up there in the most competitive run-in of the Premier League that we have had for many years," said Kenyon.

"The crowd needs to get behind the team and that is as much Avram as anyone else.

"It has only been a fairly small element (who have been anti-Grant) and I'm sure we will see the crowd at Stamford Bridge behind the complete team."

see also
Chelsea 2-0 Fenerbahce (3-2)
08 Apr 08 |  Europe
Kenyon targets Champions League
13 Nov 07 |  Chelsea
Chelsea needed a change - Grant
26 Sep 07 |  Chelsea

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