Ancelotti confident ahead of Inter clash

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Carlo Ancelotti insists Chelsea are ready for the return of Jose Mourinho and Inter Milan in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

Chelsea hammered West ham 4-1 to go back to the top of the Barclays Premier League thanks to a brace from Didier Drogba and other goals from Alex and Florent Malouda.

But with Chelsea in the midst of a goalkeeping crisis as they approach Tuesday's showdown, Ancelotti was keen to stress that Chelsea, unlike Inter, were in "good condition", and said: "The game is in the balance. We want to win but so do Inter. We have to do our best to win and in this moment we are in good condition to do our best."

Ancelotti was a little coy though when it came to the situation concerning his goalkeeping choice for Tuesday night's game.

Third-choice keeper Ross Turnbull made his Blues debut against West Ham, and while he looked competent enough, he had little to do.

His inexperience, particularly when it comes to the Champions League, may be a concern for the Blues.

Chelsea are without calf injury victim Petr Cech and his deputy Hilario, has a groin strain. But Chelsea may well try to rush Hilario back to full fitness in time although Ancelotti continued to maintain Turnbull will play.

"We can play with a good goalkeeper on Tuesday," he added. "Ross was not involved a lot of time in the game but he did a good save in the last minute of the match.

"He played with confidence and a good game. There was no worry. This is important. He deserved to play this game because he trained very well in the last month to improve his quality.

"We have confidence in him. I think he will play Tuesday."

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