Ancelotti pleased with Chelsea progress

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Carlo Ancelotti believes he has brought back the personality to Chelsea's team just as Roman Abramovich wanted.

The Blues sit four points clear at the top of the Barclays Premier League going into the Christmas programme and, although they have won just once in their last five games, the Italian insists he has restored the good times at Stamford Bridge.

"I think that Chelsea have shown a new play in the last year, and shown personality and identity," said Ancelotti.

"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."

Ancelotti's coolness under pressure has remained as icy as the arctic conditions enveloping the country and he is so confident in his job that he does not fear the Abramovich axe.

When Luiz Felipe Scolari was removed from his position last February, Abramovich jetted in personally to sack him. The decision was taken after a particularly poor run but Ancelotti is non-plussed.

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

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