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Ancelotti Rules Out Chelsea Signings in January Transfer Window

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)
Does anyone else think that the Chelsea boss is a poker player? He seems to playing for high stakes with the most deadpan visage you are likely to see.
It would be fair to say that most neutral observers and fans at Stamford Bridge feel that the Blues could do with one or two new players in midfield and defence to plug the holes in what is usually a watertight team. The amount and longevity of their key absences has slowly started to be felt and while players such as Lampard, Terry and Essien might be due back imminently, there is no guarantee that such problems will not befall them again.

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