Chelsea boss Ancelotti: No pressure from Abramovich over player management

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti insists he hasn't been pressured by club owner Roman Abramovich to get tough with his players.

Ancelotti was quick to dismiss the suggestion that Abramovich had informed him the time had come for a sterner approach.

"Roman knows very well my behaviour," said Ancelotti. "I always said that I want to give respect to my players and I want to have respect. I think this is the right behaviour and I think that, this season, everything is right with the players. I am happy with my players’ attitude."