ANDRE Villas-Boas is right to make unpopular decisions about his Chelsea team if it is for the long-term benefit of the club, says Branislav Ivanovic .
The Portuguese boss caused a storm in Napoli last night by benching Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole and Michael Essien as the Blues went down 3-1.
There have, for some weeks, been reports of unrest among the club's senior players, with the belief among some that the manager has been brought in to reduce both 'player power' and the club's wage bill.
Ivanovic said: “These things are always coming out when you're losing. What we can all do together is still believe and try to do right things.
“I don't know what the manager is saying (about it), but it is more about what is happening with Chelsea. That is more important than the relationship between the manager and players.
“Chelsea has to be in front of everybody to get the result. The manager is doing his job by deciding who plays and we as players have to do our job.
“We have to use every minute on the field. I think every player thinks like that and tries to make things better from this position because we have a lot of things wrong, but this is Chelsea and we have to do these things.”