Ancelotti was quick to highlight that, not so long ago, his team were being accused of being too old.
"It's a very good moment," said the Chelsea manager, clearly delighted to have caught out his inquisitors. "Some people say the squad are young and have no experience. Others say I have all old players. It's a difficult job for me.
"In my opinion we have a good mix - young players who are improving and others with experience. I don't think a player is old at 30. They have experience enough to play a fantastic game."