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Chelsea boss Ancelotti happy to turn to Hilario

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti is confident goalkeeper Hilario can handle the pressure of today's clash with Manchester City.

Hilario comes in for goalkeeper Petr Cech, who tore calf a calf muscle against Inter in midweek. Florent Malouda is expected to fill the problem left-back spot in Ashley Cole's continued absence with a broken ankle.

Ancelotti stressed he has every confidence in his second-choice goalkeeper.

He said: "Hilario hasn't played a lot of games this season but when he played he played very well. He played with confidence and so I am very calm."

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