PSG coach Carlo Ancelotti hopes Andre Villas-Boas is given time by Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich. Ancelotti reckons patience is required as the Portuguese attempts to follow club policy by introducing young players to the first team.

He told CNN: "I think that the problem at Chelsea was that they tried to change something, to have a younger team, to give more opportunity to the younger players, to play, to try to give less matches to the most important players - Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole, John Terry.

"But I think that this change needed time because it is very difficult to substitute players like Lampard, like Ashley Cole, like John Terry, because they are I think again the players in Chelsea.

"Villas-Boas is a good coach, because he did a very good job at Porto. It's the philosophy of the club. They tried to change something. This change needed time."