But Zola told talkSPORT: "I know Carlo and his background. He’s a fighter, he never gives up as a person or a manager. He’s a manager who has done very well for Chelsea and I’m sure he will be thinking how he can come back stronger.
"I don’t know which players he thinks can stay with the club . All the Chelsea players deserve respect for what they have done. They have done so much for the club whatever the current problems. Some players will leave the club and Ancelotti will know exactly what to do."