Time For Villas Boas To Start Praying: Bayer Leverkusen 2 Chelsea 1

ANDRE VILLAS-BOAS was left praying for help last night as his Chelsea nightmare continued. After a last-gasp Champions League defeat the under-fire Blues boss admitted: "We are in a negative spiral of results and the team is trying desperately to get out if it. "Our confidence is low right now and they expect the manager to inspire them. "That is my job � to motivate and inspire these players to change our fortunes. The responsibility is mine. "But we will also need our fans behind us for our final group game at home to Valencia. It is a critical moment for the team. "I think it was an unfair result. Neither team played good football but that's not what matters now. "What matters is Leverkusen have taken three important points to change the whole nature of this group. "It is still in our own hands to qualify and we expect to do our job, but Valencia are a team on the up. "It's tough for a lot of the English teams in the Champions League at the moment. We have been suffering a lot, conceding a lot of goals and we have to get back to winning. "At the moment, everything is happening to us but there are no excuses." Villas-Boas revealed Brazilian centre-half David Luiz had to come off midway through the second-half and refused to blame sub Alex for Manuel Friedrich's last-gasp winner. AVB added: "David Luiz was feeling very dizzy and sick at half-time. He decided to continue for the team but we had to make the substitution. "Alex is a brave defender and the marking at the corner was correct but Friedrich got that inch to head the ball into our net. "When you go through defeats like this, we go through all the details to try to get things right � and we just have to believe the win is close."