The fact Chelsea have managed to haul themselves back into the title race is all the more astonishing considering the struggles their strikers have had in front of goal.
"Fortunately, we didn't need their goals," said Ancelotti, who must know deep down that winning the last nine league games will be impossible unless Fernando Torres, Didier Drogba, Nicolas Anelka or Salomon Kalou start finding the net.
"In April, they'll come back to score. You can't lose that ability.
"If you are a top scorer, you'll stay like that until the end of your career."