Florent Malouda still has sympathy for Carlo Ancelotti over his Chelsea sacking.

Andre Villas-Boas succeeded Ancelotti but France midfielder Malouda reckons his old boss should have stayed put.

Malouda, who hit the winner against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, said: "We won the Double and then Carlo gets fired. It wouldn't happen to Alex Ferguson.

"But I like the new manager and hope he sticks around. We need consistency."

Malouda also hailed the £26million capture of Juan Mata from Valencia, adding: "He'll be a good addition."

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