Carlo Ancelotti ready to rotate Chelsea players

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Carlo Ancelotti is ready to rotate his Chelsea players following Sunday's 4-0 rout of Blackpool.

The Blues maintained their 100 per cent record at the top of the Premier League table by seeing off the newly-promoted Seasiders with ease at Stamford Bridge.

Two goals from Florent Malouda and further strikes from Salomon Kalou and Didier Drogba wrapped up three comfortable points for the champions.

Speaking afterwards, Ancelotti revealed he is ready to rotate his squad in a bid to keep them fresh for the remainder of the season.

John Terry and Frank Lampard both sat out Sunday's game alongside Nicolas Anelka but all three are expected to return against Manchester City next weekend.

"We will need to use all of our players," said Ancelotti."The squad is so strong that we can change players to offer something different to the team or change the shape if we want to.

"We want to show, during this season, that we can adapt to any game – this can be our strength."

Speaking about upcoming challenges, he added:"We know the next game in the league will be more difficult.

"It is an important test for us next week but it is also an important test for them.

"We have not played against the top teams but we are playing well. It is necessary for us to do it against the top teams."

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