Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas defended his rotation policy following the 3-0 victory over Bolton in the Premier League.
Villas-Boas was criticised for his team selection following Tuesday night's 3-1 defeat to Napoli in the UEFA Champions League, when Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole and Michael Essien did not make the starting XI.
With Roman Abramovich sitting in the stands at Stamford Bridge and rumours of dressing-room unrest, pressure was on the Portuguese ahead of the game.
However, he played down the significance of the owner's presence in the stands and insisted the re-shuffle of his team was his decision.
"I'm not in tune with Roman's agenda. Today he was here, it was important for the team to win. Today the fans can go home smiling," Villas-Boas said.
"I think the pressure has been on the team to get results recently. Our run has not been impressive and we wanted to get back to winning ways.
"The most important thing is to build from this day onwards, for the FA Cup tie and the Champions League tie, and improve our position in the league.
"Whenever we make decisions it is for the benefit of the team, and every player feels disappointed. You don't ask me if Raul (Meireles) was disappointed for missing the game today.
"It was a different formation, in the game against Napoli we played with two defensive midfielders in the front of the defence.
"Today we went back to our normal 4-3-3, three fresh legs on the pitch, Bosingwa was injured from the Napoli game so that was a straightforward change, Lamps has always been competing for a place since returning from injury."
On suggestions Abramovich made the decision to play Lampard, Cole and Essien, he joked: "I got the call this morning to play all three of them."
On Lampard's performance, Villas-Boas said: "He had a fantastic game today, there is competition, six players competing for three positions.
"He had his chance today and played fantastically well. It is a normal squad rotation and nothing new.
"His performance was great because he helped the team in his possession and defending."
Villas-Boas has been linked with the Inter Milan job but he dismissed the rumours as mere speculation.
He said: "There isn't a job vacancy at Inter Milan and neither am I looking for a job. So at the moment this makes no sense.
"I have a great involvement in the future of Chelsea and I'm looking forward to the initiation of next year's project. There is a strong belief in the club that we can do something good.
"It's always good when you get connected to big clubs in the world, but at the moment it's just speculation."