Ancelotti doesn’t fear Chelsea axe

Abramovich axed Luiz Felipe Scolari in February following an equally inconsistent spell that saw the Blues slump out of the title race. But Ancelotti knows that his strong relationship with Abramovich should stand him in good stead even if Chelsea is unable to stay ahead of Manchester United at the top of the Premier League.

“I never think that if I don’t win games Roman will remove me,” Ancelotti said. “My aim is to do the best for this club, as I have done for other clubs.”

Ancelotti’s hopes of staying in Abramovich’s good books will have been boosted by Chelsea’s more entertaining play this season. The Russian billionaire was often unimpressed by Chelsea’s style of football under the likes of Jose Mourinho and Avram Grant.

He made it clear to Ancelotti that he wanted to see more fireworks from the Blues this season and the AC Milan former coach had been able to provide exactly that until the team’s recent slump. Ancelotti added: “I think that Chelsea have shown a new play in the last year, and shown personality and identity.

“Sometimes we can play well. Sometimes we don’t play such a good match. But every game Chelsea play with personality, with a particular system of play and, also, with a good identity.

“With Roman, I haven’t spoken about this question. He will have his idea on his team.”

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