Carlo Ancelotti does not believe the media spotlight on John Terry will have any bearing on Chelsea's title bid.
Terry was on duty for the second time on Tuesday night since a series of allegations into his private life broke, and captained the Blues to a disappointing 1-1 draw at relegation-threatened Hull.
Ancelotti confirmed he may allow the under-pressure England captain some time away from the squad should he need it but refused to entertain the idea that the current spotlight on Terry could force Chelsea to lose focus.
"Nothing can disturb our concentration in this competition," said Ancelotti, whose side nudged their lead at the top of the Barclays Premier League to two points at the KC Stadium.
"I think that Chelsea are focused for every game. Sometimes we play good football and sometimes we have more difficulty but the concentration is always on top. The atmosphere in the team is the same. No change."