Carlo Ancelotti demands more Chelsea focus


Chelsea coach Carlo Ancelotti was not entirely satisfied with his team's display in the 4-1 Champions League Group F victory against last season's Slovakian champions MSK Zilina.

After the Blues had eased into a 3-0 interval lead, they cruised through the second half, to Ancelotti's obvious annoyance.

Michael Essien had given Chelsea a 13th-minute lead before Nicolas Anelka's brace put the visitors in control at half-time. Daniel Sturridge added a fourth soon after the break before Tomas Oravec pulled a goal back for Zilina in the 55th minute.

Ancelotti said after his side's easy victory:"Every game in the Champions League is hard to play. We started very well in the first half, we played fantastic football, the second half was different.

"Zilina put more pressure on our defence. The back four played a good match but when you are 3-0 up it's normal to have more difficulty.

"The key was Anelka, he played a fantastic game. He created space, he had opportunities, he was the key for this game.

"He can play the position in front, sometimes we use him more wide, sometimes he plays in the middle but he shows the same skills if he plays wide.

"I think that Petr (Cech) could have done better with the goal we conceded but we faced a lot of crosses. We had to put more pressure on the wide side. Defensively the back four had a good game.

"I hope to watch my team play a fantastic game for 90 minutes. Obviously I was a player so I know sometimes there are difficult times, the opponent can come back in the game.

"If I have to judge the performance I am very happy because it's not easy to win 4-1 away in the Champions League.

"I am happy Sturridge scored, but he has to improve his positioning. I would like him to play more infield rather than out wide. He showed fantastic movement to score, I am happy with his performance."

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