There's no rift

Carlo Ancelotti has played down rumours that there is a rift in the dressing room after Didier Drogba and John Terry were caught arguing as they left the field yesterday.

Chelsea drew 3-3 with struggling Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge yesterday afternoon, and gave a performance that showed that their bad run of form still hasn’t ended. After fighting their way back from 2-1 down to lead 3-2 in stoppage time the Blues gave away a sloppy equaliser, and as the players went to the showers Drogba and Terry were seen to be in furious conversation with each other. However the Italian says that there is nothing going on behind the scenes.

‘Everything is OK in the dressing room,’ Ancelotti said. ‘We've lost confidence but not our winning mentality because our bad moment has been too long. I think that in the last game (the 1-0 win over Bolton Wanderers), the play was good. Obviously, we have to improve but I think we are improving.

‘Defensively, we lost something, obviously. I just want to say that Bruma played very well but without Alex and Ivanovic, we lose some energy on the high balls. We conceded the second goal for this reason. The third was different because we needed to have more attention in the box.’

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