Chelsea boss Ancelotti banking on loan recalls in January

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti admits he could recall his loan players in January as cover for their African Nations Cup absentees.

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti admits he could recall his loan players in January as cover for their African Nations Cup absentees.

Ancelotti said: “In January some will go to Africa but we have very good players. Joe Cole, a very important player for us, will be fit again by then.

“Also, if we need them, we can get the players back who are on loan. We can do that in January to cover the African players.”