Ancelotti: Jose won’t distract Blues

The Inter Milan manager will be back at the ground for the first

since he was sacked by the club in September 2007. Inter have a 2-1

lead from the opening leg of the Champions Leaghe last-16 tie in

the San Siro but Ancelotti is confident there will be no divided

loyalties among a squad that was largely constructed by the

self-appointed ‘Special One’. “I’m sure they’re not distracted by

his return,” said Ancelotti. “For Mourinho, it’ll be a special

evening. The fans will give him a very good reception, one he

deserves. “But the match will be another thing. The players are not

involved in other things. “All the Chelsea players and Inter

players are focused on the game, an important game. The other

things they’re not interested in. “Jose has great experience. He

has won the Champions League and won a lot of titles in different

countries. “The difference in this game will be the different play,

the different confidence, the difference courage and personality

that the teams put out on the pitch. That will be the difference.

“I hope there will be a third English club in the quarter-finals.

“Arsenal and Manchester United did a good job. Now we have to do

the same on Tuesday.” Chelsea’s goalkeeping crisis remains acute

with Ross Turnbull set to play only the second Champions League

game of his career. Turnbull, who made his league debut for the

club in Saturday’s 4-1 demolition of West Ham, will play against

Milan due to Petr Cech’s calf injury and Hilario’s groin problem.

The former Middlesbrough goalkeeper’s only previous experience of

Champions League football was the 2-2 home draw with Cypriot side

APOEL Nicosia in the group stage. Ancelotti confirmed: “It’s not

possible for Cech or Hilario to recover, so Turnbull will play and

Rhys Taylor will stay on the bench like on Saturday. “There’s no

chance of me taking a risk on Cech. Turnbull is a confident lad and

we have confidence in him. Until now, Cech has not trained so it’s

impossible that he might play tomorrow. “We have to play well as a

team. Cech is injured, but Turnbull is a good goalkeeper who has

played very well this season and improved every day. “So, for me,

it’s not a problem. Cech has more experience than Turnbull for

sure, but Ross is young and has enthusiasm to play. He wants to

play and, for him, this will be a great, great experience.” Inter

will arrive in London having suffered a shock 3-1 defeat by Catania

in Serie A at the weekend. The loss allowed Ancelotti’s old club,

AC Milan, top close the gap at the top of the Italian league to

just one point. But in the 18 months since Mourinho arrived, Inter

have never lost two successive games. Mourinho kissed the Inter

badge before the opening leg against Chelsea but Ancelotti believes

such demonstrations of passion should be reserved for the opposite

sex. “We don’t need to think about Inter being out of form,” added

the Italian. “We will go out of our way to break that run but they

have shown themselves to be a top quality team, they’re very

strong, and we have to prepare for them playing their best

football. “As for kissing the badge, I’d prefer to kiss a nice,

beautiful lady rather than the badge. “We’ve come out of the slight

downturn we experienced. We’ve got a few players back. We played

well against Inter and well against West Ham, so we’re well

prepared for this game. Physically, we’ve shown we’re very much up

to the task. “Inter’s defeat to Catania might put them under

pressure, but they’ve also now got to go for it and react. “In a

manager’s mind, it might serve as a motivation to react

immediately. I don’t think it will influence the game too much and,

even if it does, it would influence it in a positive way. “We have

to show our best football, better organisation and better

concentration. It will be difficult because Inter are a very strong

team but if we do that we will win. “It’s a dream for me to bring

the Champions League here in my first season at Chelsea. We are

working to make that dream a reality. “It’s not easy to win the

Champions League. We have a possibility to do this. We have to get

over this hurdle, and that is difficult because Inter are a very

strong team. But we are hopeful.” Defender Ricardo Carvalho has

recovered from his hamstring strain and will almost certainly

replace Alex at the heart of the Chelsea defence.