Carlo Ancelotti hails ‘PlayStation football’


Chelsea head coach Carlo Ancelotti refused to get too carried away after seeing his side register a second successive 6-0 victory, this time away to Wigan Athletic.

Two goals apiece from Nicolas Anelka and Salomon Kalou and one each from Florent Malouda and Yossi Benayoun helped sweep aside the Latics, with the Blues having thrashed West Brom a week earlier.

However, the cautious Italian told reporters:"We have started well this season, scoring a lot of goals, playing good football.

"But the first half was tough. Wigan played good football, put pressure on us and we were not able to play our football as there was no space.

"But we defended well, didn't give them opportunities and we waited to score, which is important because in football you have to defend and attack.

"It's impossible to have total control of the game with possession, sometimes you have to defend and in the first half we defended very well.

"Maybe they spent a lot of energy in the first half, because in the second it was easier for us as we had more opportunities to score.

"We have a lot of skills. Our best quality is we are able to counter-attack fantastically well, strike fast and with ability.

"When we have space it is difficult for the opponent to control us.

"But it is impossible to think we have to score six goals in a game all the time because this is not real football, this is PlayStation football."

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