Blues boss Carlo Ancelotti has proclaimed yesterday’s 3-0 home defeat to Sunderland as “the worst performance” since he took the reins at Stamford Bridge.
Goals from Nedum Onuoha, Asamoah Gyan and Danny Welbeck gave the visitors the points, and it means Chelsea’s lead at the top of the league has slipped to just two points following back-to-back defeats.
According to the Daily Mail, Ancelotti said: “We didn’t play well. Sunderland played a fantastic game with more fighting spirit and attitude, mentality. It’s normal to lose the game if you don’t show this kind of mentality. Was it the worst performance under my management? I think so.”
Terry misses England game.
John Terry is likely to miss England’s friendly with France on Wednesday. Manager Ancelotti said following yesterday’s game at Stamford Bridge that the defender sat the game out due to a nerve problem.
He is likely to return for next weekend’s match with Birmingham, but Ancelotti told BBC Sport that the injury is likely to keep the 29-year-old sidelined until then.
According to Goal.com, Ancelotti clarified the situation: “Terry trained yesterday but at end of it had pain on the nerve in his hamstring. We had tests this morning and he was not able to play today. I don’t think he will able to play for the national team. He is out.”
The Blues boss also implied that Ashley Cole is a doubt according to Mirror Football, but could feature for the Lions at some stage: “Ashley took a knock on his ankle, but I don’t know his situation now. He could play. He didn’t show problems during the game.”
Mikel urged to leave Blues.
Jon Obi Mikel has been urged to quit Chelsea for the good of his development. Nigeria coach Samson Siasia feels that the 23-year-old’s attacking instincts have been stifled at Stamford Bridge, according to Sky Sports.
Siasia said: “He has to start playing more offensively to become the Mikel we knew. But if it’s difficult to change the way he is playing, he has to move to another club. The system at Chelsea ?destroyed Mikel’s game. He is an offensive player, but when he moved to Chelsea they changed him.”