Ancelotti – We Weren’t Good Enough
Chelsea came crashing down to earth as they were humbled 3-1 by Wigan.
That result smashes Ancelotti’s proud 100 per cent record. And the Italian accepted his men were outplayed.
He said: “We did not play a good game – it was a bad performance. I do not know why we did not play well.
“But these things can happen after a lot of victories. We have to accept this loss and fix things for our next match.
“Wigan played better than us. They were well organised and played good football. I was surprised. This was the right result.
“We played well in the first 10 minutes but when we lost the first goal it became more complicated.”
Petr Cech was given his marching orders for a second-half professional foul.
Wigan scored from the resulting penalty — but Ancelotti wouldn’t be drawn on the red card.
He added: “We started the second half better, then there was the penalty. I do not want to comment on it. I know Cech was unhappy but that is normal in that situation.”
Wigan boss Roberto Martinez praised his outfit for showing some backbone. He said: “When you are Wigan and playing against the top four you have options, you can be brave and beat them or you can get hammered.
“That is what happened. We were beaten 4-0 and 5-0 [by Arsenal and Man Utd] and today the only reason we won is because we learned our lessons.
“We have been brave from the first moment and no-one can say we did not deserve the win. That is a big compliment to our club.
“This is for the fans, who have been with us through the bad times and supported us all well.
“The great thing from my point of view was our reaction to conceding a goal. We continued to be positive.”