Chelsea calm despite another defeat

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Carlo Ancelotti insists there will be no panic buys at Chelsea following their dismal build-up to the new season.

Blues boss Ancelotti watched his double winners beaten 3-1 by Manchester United in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday, their fourth consecutive defeat as they prepare for their defence of the Barclays Premier League.

"Fortunately, it's pre-season. I think that there is time to come back to win," said Ancelotti.

"It was not a good pre-season for results. We lost four games but I think we did our best. We need for the players who came back the on July 26 to have more time to train."

Ancelotti does not believe his World Cup players - such as John Terry, Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba - will be fully match fit for another fortnight.

For that reason, he is grateful for this week's international fixtures, which will give many of his players additional game time.

"The England players are very close to being fit," he said.

"It's good for them to play an international game. They could play 70 minutes without a problem."

Despite appearing unconcerned about recent displays, Ancelotti accepts his players need to rediscover their form fast if they are not to be playing catch-up at the start of the season.

"I'm not worried but I think that we have to improve. We have to have more time in possession," he said.

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