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Chelsea boss Ancelotti not panicking over run of preseason defeats

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti insists there's no panic over their poor preseason form.

The Community Shield defeat was Chelsea's fourth in a row in the build-up to their defence of the Barclays Premier League.

Ancelotti once again shrugged off their poor pre-season form, insisting his World Cup players had not had enough time to get back up to speed.

"We need for the players who came back the 26th of July to have more time to train," he said.

"Obviously, we are disappointed because losing the game was not good for us.

"Now, we have to look forward with optimism, with trust."

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