Ancelotti issues warning to Chelsea ahead of Real Madrid clash

Real Madrid manager, Carlo Ancelotti has warned Chelsea ahead of his side’s Champions League quarter-final first-leg tie with the Premier League giants on Wednesday night at Santiago Bernabeu.

Ancelotti said that Real Madrid’s La Liga 3-2 defeat against Villarreal on Saturday won’t affect his team’s confidence when they host Chelsea in the Champions League knockout stage.

The Italian watched as a brace from Samuel Chukwueze and a goal from Jose Luis Morales gave Villarreal the victory against Real Madrid.

“With regard to the Champions League, this defeat [Real Madrid’s 3-2 loss to Villarreal] won’t affect our confidence for Wednesday’s game [against Chelsea], which will be different,” Ancelotti said at his post-match press conference.

“I may use the same eleven from Camp Nou. Today I rotated a lot of players because the match against Barcelona took a lot out of us physically and mentally,” he added.

The kick-off time for the Champions League tie is 8 pm.

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