The Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti was full of praise for his team after the second 4-0 win over Bolton in just four days, but he saved his best compliments for Nicolas Anelka, despite the Frenchman not getting on the scoresheet.
“We are doing very well at the moment, we did a good performance today. It was difficult in the first half because Bolton played a strong match and put pressure on our midfielders, but at the end of the first half we had a good chance to score on the penalty, and in the second half we maintained good concentration and intensity and we won a very important match for us.
“Nicolas moved left and right and was the best player for us today because he had a very good interpretation of the game. He didn’t score but I think that he was the best.”
He then went on to say that the team had to stop thinking about next weekend, and concentrate on the match in Madrid during the week.
“Usually all the people think about the game against Manchester United but we have another important game during the week and we want to prepare well,” he continued.
“It is very easy to prepare for Manchester United because it is a very important match but we need to maintain concentration in the Champions League at this moment.”
Chelsea are in a rich vein of form, with 17 goals in just four games, and he is right that the team need to maintain that run in midweek before worrying about Man Utd next week.
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