"The players deserve respect they don't get. We have been continually chased by everybody and maybe today we gave everybody a slap in the face. … Some of the criticism is out of this world.
... It is unbelievable to me. It is a continuous persecution of Chelsea."
-- Chelsea coach Andre Villas-Boas complains after his team's passage into the Champions League round of 16 thanks to a 3-0 win over Valencia. (AFP)