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Ancelotti has selection decisions ahead of Chelsea v Marseille clash

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti admits he has some selection headaches ahead of tonight's Champions League clash with French club Marseille.

The Blues go into the meeting at Stamford Bridge without Frank Lampard, Yossi Benayoun, Salomon Kalou and Didier Drogba leaving Ancelotti with some tough choices to make.

"The decision for the game against Marseille is who plays on the right up front," he said.

"Anelka and Malouda will start then I must choose between (Gael) Kakuta, Daniel Sturridge or some other player.

"Josh McEachran is not ready to start, but maybe from the bench if he is needed."

Ancelotti insists he is not feeling any pressure after losing his first game for the season at Manchester City on the weekend and simply wants his side to play good football tonight.

"I said before Saturday it would be very difficult to remain unbeaten the whole season, so we are not so upset to lose our record," he added.

"It was not the first time we have lost a game and it will not be the last, so I am not looking for a reaction from my players against Marseille.

"I just need them to play their football and pay attention."

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