Football, Chelsea New Chelsea manager Andre Villas Boas has had a decent start to life in his new post. An opening day draw at Stoke started the inevitable murmurs, but the ship has steadied to leave the Blues two points behind Manchester United and Manchester City three games into the new season. Before the season was under way, much was made about the 33-year-old manager's ability to control the infamously strong personalities of the Chelsea dressing room, many of whom are roughly the same age as him. While there hasn't been any visible problems of this nature so far, some of the signs on the pitch are that Villas Boas ought to be circumnavigating the problem all together. Even in the games that Chelsea have won, there has been plenty of talk from their supporters online and on the call-in radio shows about how the old guard are holding the side back at present. There have been the first murmurs of dissent against the once undroppable Frank Lampard, with some saying he is slowing attacks down. Fernando Torres continues to infuriate as he struggles to rediscover some semblance of his former glories. Even Ashley Cole, once the most dependable left-back in the world, has had a question mark put against his name by some, including - if rumours are to be believed - Villas Boas himself. The Portuguese coach's summer signings have been very much forward looking, but his young guns have mainly had to settle for places on the bench so far. Roman Abramovich is not exactly renowned for his patience during a period of rebuilding, but the very fact that he appointed Villas Boas suggests he may at last be looking to create something lasting at Stamford Bridge. So, should the new manager be taking a more ruthless approach to the stalwarts and have begun to build a new team from the outset of his reign? After all, title rivals Manchester United seem to be benefiting from their enforced rejuvenation.