Chelsea boss Ancelotti defends his management of AC Milan star Ronaldinho

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti insists he managed Ronaldinho well at AC Milan.

Ronaldinho, after struggling under Ancelotti last season, says he is now playing the best football of his career because he feels "loved" by the Milan management.

But Ancelotti rapped: "If Ronaldinho plays with continuity and lives appropriately then he does well. And so, with me until January, he played and scored. I now see no great differences.

"Go and review the numbers, they are virtually the same, like goals, assists ... perhaps they've increased.

"I hope his form lasts. With me, however, he did play well, I have no doubt about that."