Ancelotti full of praise for Chelsea players after strong win

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti was full of praise for his players after they took care of Bolton, winning 4-0 in the Carling Cup at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti was full of praise for his players after they took care of Bolton, winning 4-0 in the Carling Cup at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.

The Blues controlled the match, maintaining their 100% home record under Ancelotti and the Italian was very pleased with the performance of all of his players.

“I think this is a very good moment for us," said Ancelotti. "Above all, because the players who returned after injury came back very well. Joe Cole came back in the last match and did very well.

"Alex and Paulo Ferreira did a very intelligent match tonight. It's a very good moment. We have to continue and maintain this atmosphere.

"The first thing is to play well and to win a game. It happens we've won with large results, but that's not so important. Rather, we want to win the games. We played the last three games very well, and Saturday can be another kind of match. We have to be ready to play a different match.

"The team are working very well. The defence has balance on the pitch during 90 minutes, maintaining good control defensively and offensively. This is the most important thing for the team, to have a balance."

Chelsea meet Bolton again this Saturday, but this time at Reebok Stadium in the Premier League.