`Lucky' Ancelotti aims to get Blues back on track

05 January 2011 09:30
Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti goes into the vital Barclays Premier League encounter against rock-bottom Wolves admitting he is lucky still to be in charge of the champions. Ancelotti's side have taken just 10 points from their last 10 league matches and have slid to fifth place in the table. They have amassed just two points from their last five away matches, but Ancelotti believes a win at Molineux could see them get back on track. When the former AC Milan boss was asked if he would have been sacked by now if he was still in Italy, he said: "Depends. I am a lucky man. A lot of coaches have been sacked with these results. I can say I am a lucky man." But while Ancelotti admits he is anxious in the January transfer market to reinforce his squad, which is still missing long-term casualties Yury Zhirkov, Yossi Benayoun and defender Alex, he is confident the players who won the double last season can return to winning ways. "We are not desperate," Ancelotti said. "Everything is okay. We are able to come back for the title also without any new players. When the Champions League comes back we need to have a squad without injury. It is important that Alex comes back fit to play. "In February when the Champions League comes back we want to be in the FA Cup and the Premier League (title race), every game will be important so we need to have a squad fit and without injury."

Source: PA