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Chelsea boss Ancelotti not panicking

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti said there was 'nothing to panic about' after being held to a 3-3 draw by Everton at Stamford Bridge on the weekend.

The Blues gave up their 100% record at home this season by conceding goals from set-pieces - a problem they experienced earlier in the season - but Ancelotti remained relaxed after the match.

"We thought the problem with the set-plays was resolved after Aston Villa. Now we have to return to work," he said.

"Sometimes when you have confidence you lose some attention and opponents take advantage.

"In training we always spend a lot of time on defending the set-play situations. We don't need to spend more time, we just need more concentration.

"We have to have a good situation when we defend the set-plays.

"If they stay further up, Petr Cech can come out to catch the ball. If you drop [deep], it is difficult for Cech to go out.

"It is not only about communication. After we conceded the first goal we lost our confidence in the box, all the players.

"This is England. A lot of teams use these situations to create difficulties. Our mistake was that we lost a lot of the first balls. But it's not an individual situation at set-plays, it is collective."



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