Ancelotti pleased with progress

The club’s worst season since Roman Abramovich bought the club has seen the atmosphere at the club plummet over the turn of the year, but results are slowly turning around again.

Ancelotti said: “The atmosphere is really good. The players are training well with confidence and ability, so I have confidence in the future.

“When you win against United, it means you’re good enough to play against stronger teams.”