Chelsea ended their winless streak last night as they overcame Bolton 1-0 thanks to a controversial second half strike from Florent Malouda.
Replays revealed that Didier Drogba was being played onside when he crossed for Malouda who slotted home the goal, much to the relief of the Blues’ fans according to BBC Sport.
The result means Chelsea have now moved back up to fourth in the table, but remain four points behind Man United who also have a game in hand.
Goalkeeper Petr Cech had yesterday handed Carlo Ancelotti a vote of confidence, stating he felt the Italian was the right man to lead the club out of their slump.
Carlo: Problems remain.
Carlo Ancelotti has declared that he remains “unsure” that the Blues have turned the corner despite gaining their first win in seven league games against Bolton.
The run was the champions’ worst in a decade and sparked rumours regarding the future of the popular manager, with former boss Guus Hiddink even being linked with a return to the post.
The Italian said: “We needed to change the atmosphere and change the trend, and the goal was a weight off our shoulders.
“We will have to wait to find out if we have turned the corner, because we are still not in our best condition, confidence or atmosphere, but this was an important step.”
Chelsea striker Fabio Borini appears set to join Parma, The Daily Mail for the story, believes that the Italian outfit have reignited their previous interest in the 19-year-old striker. With the Serie A club looking likely to let Valeri Bojinov leave, they are seeking reinforcements and Borini reportedly fits the bill.
The former Bologna youth player made his Italy U-21 debut in November 2009 but has struggled to gain many opportunities in the Blues’ first team, making just four appearances to date since moving to Stamford Bridge in 2007 on a youth deal.