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(From Western Daily Press)
Byline: BEN RUMSBY AND SIMON PEACH
Andre Villas-Boas has denied he had inherited a Chelsea squad so scarred by their UEFA Champions League failures that they were further away than ever from winning club football's ultimate prize.
Villas-Boas this summer became the seventh manager charged by billionaire owner Roman Abramovich with delivering European glory, and he will begin his first attempt to do so tonight when the Blues kick off their Group E campaign against Bayer Leverkusen at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea have gone closer than anyone to winning the Champions League without lifting the trophy since Abramovich bought the club …