Chelsea boss Ancelotti pleased with squad depth after Torres, Luiz additions

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti says he's delighted with the depth of his squad going into tomorrow's derby at Fulham.

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti says he's delighted with the depth of his squad going into tomorrow's derby at Fulham.

Ancelotti has been able to welcome Ramires back to full training after the midfielder missed last weekend's defeat to Liverpool, and although Jose Bosingwa remains a doubt numbers are still up after the addition of Fernando Torres and David Luiz to his squad on transfer deadline day.

"Everyone is in good condition after the international matches and the squad trained without a problem" Ancelotti told chelseafc.com. "Bosingwa has a little inflammation on his knee but I hope that he will be recovered before Monday.

"Now we have a strong squad with David Luiz and Torres, we've improved our ability and we have more power. The squad was good, but now it is even better.

"This week Ramires has recovered and is able to play so we have a lot of options, he is improving game by game because he takes more confidence on his play and combinations with the other players so it will be good to have him back.

"In attack we can choose whether to play with two up front or with the Christmas tree, it depends on the game that we want to play. When we play with two strikers Nicolas Anelka can be in the number 10 position, in the hole, but with one striker he can play on the right.

"Florent Malouda can also play there, and sometimes we tried last year Lampard at the beginning of the season which was not bad. Malouda can also play in the Christmas tree, but I don't need to think of him as a central midfielder because we have a lot of options there."

 
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