The Spaniard backed up his 65 minutes against former club Liverpool with 70 minutes of the 0-0 draw with Fulham on Monday night and although he missed a few chances, Ancelotti again leapt to his defence.
"I think he has to work with the team, he has the chance. He has to know our kind of play, I think his performance for 60 minutes was good. He had two opportunities to score and was not lucky," he told Sky Sports 1.
"He was better compared to his last performance against Liverpool."