Ancelotti: Cole, Deco critical to Chelsea diamond

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti says his system will be built around a midfield diamond - and he is counting on Deco and Joe Cole to be part of it.

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti says his system will be built around a midfield diamond - and he is counting on Deco and Joe Cole to be part of it.

"Chelsea can play Lampard, Deco and also we can play Joe Cole, he has the quality to play behind the striker and maybe also Kalou," Carletto told chelseafc.com.

"Lampard can play on the left and he can play offensive midfielder. I want to try this because I like games where he is in this position.

"The other players can play in the diamond in a different role, they can play up front or they can play behind the striker, so I want to play with the diamond."