Ancelotti hails improving Chelsea

15 January 2011 09:21
Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti believes his side have turned a corner after the 2-0 home victory over Blackburn Rovers at Stamford Bridge.The win was only the champions' second in 10 Premier League matches. [LNB]Ancelotti told BBC Sport: "It was a big win and a good performance. We're doing better. The difficult moment is gone. [LNB]"It was very important to show the quality we used to show in the past. We are working hard, we are able to move on and we will be stronger." [LNB]Ancelotti added: "The physical condition is good now, the players are getting more confidence in their play. It is getting better." [LNB]Refusing to discuss the club's move for Steven Pienaar, which has stalled due to the Everton midfielder's wage demands, Ancelotti insisted he had never felt his job had been on the line in recent weeks. [LNB]"I didn't have a doubt before, also when we lost the games because the support of my club was very close to me and the players," said the Italian. [LNB]mfl[LNB] [LNB][LNB]Kean hopes to seal Jones deal after Chelsea defeat[LNB]Blackburn boss Steve Kean told BBC Sport he was upset at that fact his side conceded two goals from corners. [LNB]"We are disappointed," he said. "Normally we are so good in defending set-plays. [LNB]"The lads are a bit gutted to say the least. We felt that, that aside, we acquitted ourselves quite well and played in a positive manner."[LNB] I am glad Carlo didn't start with youngsters for a team like Blackburn. ChelseaFever And Kean felt his side should have taken advantage of facing a nervy-looking Chelsea side who have struggled for form in recent weeks. [LNB]"There is an edginess about a team at home when they cannot get a goal," Kean added. [LNB]"We tried to frustrate and play on the break and we did that well but the first goal killed us a bit and you could feel the relief for them; they started to play a bit more open. [LNB]"But we are getting there and we had a good away performance at West Brom and I'm confident that, playing like we did here in the next away games, we will pick up points."

Source: BBC_Sport