Ancelotti warns players over focus

02 February 2010 09:18
As the private life of captain John Terry continues to make headlines on both the front and back pages, Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has warned his team not to lose focus when they look to extend their lead at the top of the Barclays Premier League with victory at Hull. Terry, 29, has been in the media spotlight following revelations involving an alleged affair with the ex-girlfriend of Wayne Bridge, the England and former Blues defender who is now at Manchester City. Chelsea head to the KC Stadium for the rearranged fixture seeking to extend their lead over Manchester United back up to four points after the champions beat third-placed Arsenal, who travel to Stamford Bridge on Sunday. Ancelotti knows anything other than 100% concentration against the relegation-battling Tigers could prove fatal. "We have to stay focused against Hull because if we are not, we can have a problem," the Chelsea boss said. "We have time after to think about the next game against Arsenal." Ancelotti added: "Every game is difficult here, around the game there is a very good atmosphere and when you play away it is more difficult to win. Hull are very able on the long ball, on the head, and we have to pay attention to set-pieces, but we want to do our game."

Source: PA