Chelsea boss Ancelotti admits Abramovich talks after Spurs defeat

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti held talks with club owner Roman Abramovich last week after their defeat at Tottenham.

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti held talks with club owner Roman Abramovich last week after their defeat at Tottenham.

The Mail on Sunday says in the wake of last weekend’s defeat at Tottenham, which may yet undermine their title hopes, Abramovich met Ancelotti at Chelsea’s training ground last Tuesday.

But the Russian owner did not address the players, as he did when the club went out of the Champions League against Inter Milan, which suggests that Abramovich is content with his Italian manager.

The Chelsea owner has been advised by consultant Guus Hiddink that what the club needs now is stability as it seeks the Double for the first time in its history.

Ancelotti said: "He (Abramovich) is very excited and he has great passion. He’s very involved in the squad. I enjoy talking with him because he has a lot of knowledge of football and he likes to speak about it. It was a personal conversation but we spoke about the tactics against Tottenham. He is competent to discuss such things."