There will be no new players arriving at Stamford Bridge in the New Year
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“We don’t have long-term injuries, so we don’t need to have other players in January.
“Obviously we have to look at the situation of Alex and Terry and Lampard. But if all those players don’t show problems we don’t need other players in January. .”
Chelsea will face Newcastle, including battering-ram striker Andy Carroll, with a half-fit Alex at centre-half alongside Branislav Ivanovic – who was used mainly as a right-back until this season.
But Ancelotti is adamant it wasn’t a huge mistake to allow Carvalho to leave just before the season.
He said: “I think it was not a mistake because Carvalho wanted to go and we don’t want to keep players who are not happy to stay here.
“I think we have three fantastic centre-halves, it’s difficult because we lose two and Jeffrey Bruma is young. But he played a good game against Zilina in midweek.”(The Mirror)
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