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Ancelotti hails Blues victory

22 Oct 2009 - 08:31:34

Chelsea head coach Carlo Ancelotti was delighted with his side's performance in a resounding 4-0 Champions League victory at home to Atletico Madrid.

Two goals from Salomon Kalou, one from Frank Lampard and on own goal kept the Blues firmly on course for the knockout stages, having taken nine points from nine to date.

Ancelotti said after the latest success: "The first half was more difficult because Atletico had good opportunities.

"The match was in the balance, but after Kalou's first goal we did a good match, a good transition into attack and played very well.

"We did better at set-plays. We scored two goals from our own set-plays. It's important to avoid losing concentration on set-plays.

"We are in control now of this group, but our aim is to arrive in first place. That's important for our future in the Champions League and it's still not certain.

"We have to secure more points in the group. It's not been easy without suspended Didier Drogba, but all the players have done very well in this competition so far.

"I'm happy for Lampard, for sure. I think that he is not only important scoring goals. He's important because he works for 90 minutes on the pitch for the team.

"He's very generous, an unselfish player, and for me that's important. Yes, if he scores it's better, but I want to speak about Lampard for his work, not just for his goals."

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