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Chelsea boss Ancelotti happy Lampard rejected Marijana

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti is pleased Frank Lampard will be fit for tomorrow's clash with Arsenal - thanks to conventional methods.

Lampard flew to Serbia to consult Marijana Kovacevic last week but declined her controversial placenta massage therapy on his injured thigh.

Ancelotti confessed this was a relief for him because the Chelsea manager would rather see his star players in the hands of club doctor Bryan English.

"No, I don't like it," said Ancelotti, for whom concessions to alternative medicine go little further than his faith in his grandmother's 'milk and red wine' flu remedy.

"I believe only in my doctor, who is a man called Bryan," said Ancelotti, smiling. "We sent him with Lampard to look at this treatment and how it works. It was a good thing for us to understand whether it was a good treatment or not.

"But, after one hour, we decided to keep Frank working with our masseurs. He stayed for one hour and he has been working hard for maybe 80 hours here at Cobham."

Lampard's speedy recovery from a muscle tear means Ancelotti's squad look far healthier than Arsenal's.

"He's been fighting for the last 10 days to get fit for this game," said Chelsea captain John Terry. "He'll play a massive part if he can."

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