Carlo calm despite poor Chelsea form

Blues boss Ancelotti watched his double winners beaten 3-1 by
Manchester United in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday,
their fourth consecutive defeat as they prepare for their defence
of the Premier League. Yossi Benayoun is the only senior player
Chelsea have added to their squad this summer, while the arrival of
Ramires is thought to be imminent. Otherwise, Ancelotti is happy
with the resources at his disposal, insisting recent results
reflect only the lack of time he has had to work with his World Cup
players since they returned to training. And he laughed off the
possibility of making further signings as a response to his side’s
current form. “Fortunately, it’s pre-season,” he said. “I think
that there is time to come back to win.” He added: “It was not a
good pre-season for results. We lost four games but I think we did
our best. “We need for the players who came back the on July 26 to
have more time to train.” Ancelotti does not believe his World Cup
players – such as John Terry, Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba –
will be fully match fit for another fortnight. For that reason, he
is grateful for this week’s international fixtures, which will give
many of his players additional game time. “The England players are
very close to being fit,” he said. “It’s good for them to play an
international game. They could play 70 minutes without a problem.”
Despite appearing unconcerned about recent displays, Ancelotti
accepts his players need to rediscover their form fast if they are
not to be playing catch-up at the start of the season. “I’m not
worried but I think that we have to improve,” he said. “We have to
have more time in possession.” Ancelotti felt his side played “too
slowly” on Sunday and allowed United too much time on the ball.
Paul Scholes did most of the damage with a midfield masterclass
which Ancelotti was able to appreciate but felt was helped by his
own side’s lack of match sharpness. “Scholes is a fantastic player;
he played a very good game,” he said. “Maybe we gave him more
possibility to play well because we didn’t put strong pressure on
him. “When you are not fit 100%, it’s difficult to put strong
pressure on during the game. “But he showed fantastic touch,
fantastic switch of play. “I agree that he was the man of the
match.”