Ancelotti looks to move forward

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Chelsea coach Carlo Ancelotti insists there will be no witch hunt following their 1-1 home draw with Everton.

The Italian coach may not have slept much on Saturday night but he remains confident that Chelsea's current mid-season slump will be halted at Tottenham next weekend.

"We have to work and work more than we are doing at the moment," he said.

Ancelotti's side, with just one win from their last six league games, looked to have banished their blues when Didier Drogba slammed home a 41st minute penalty.

But Everton fought back to share the spoils with an 86th minute header from substitute Jermaine Beckford that left Chelsea in third place.

Ancelotti insists it is not the time to look for scapegoats or to apportion blame but a period when Chelsea's renowned fighting spirit must be rediscovered.

"You can move from this moment by staying compact," he added. "You don't have to search for the guilty but understand where we are missing in this moment and look forward.

"The criticism is normal and we have to stay in focus. We have a great opportunity in the next game against Tottenham away. The game is a great opportunity to show our character. We could also have Frank Lampard back from injury, I hope.

"We have to change something in our behaviour on the training ground. It is the way to move quickly in this difficult moment.

"We have to stay in focus, with more concentration, and work hard. Every game is a challenge and every period is a challenge."

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