Ancelotti calm despite defeat

Chelsea head coach Carlo Ancelotti was not too concerned after seeing his side beaten 2-1 at Manchester City, as their lead at the top of the Premier League was cut to two points.

Despite taking an early lead at Eastlands, Ancelotti's men crashed to defeat after Frank Lampard missed a penalty and Didier Drogba passed up a fine late chance – with Chelsea having six players booked in the game.

Ancelotti told his club's official website:"Manchester City did a very good game. They put strong pressure on our midfield and we found it difficult to play.

"But we had opportunities at the end to return a draw, the penalty and through Didier, but this happens.

"We didn't lose control of the game but towards the end, because we had a lot of players in attack, we had to play at the back with some one-against-ones and it is easy to take a yellow card if you lose the fight with the opponent.

"We suffered pressure by the midfield players of Manchester City and when the opposing team put pressure on, we have to have more confidence to play.

"We do not need to have a big reaction, because the team is still in a good moment, we showed good play today, but it was difficult because Man City played very well.

"We have two points more than the second team and we don't have reason to be worried."

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