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Ancelotti laughs off protest

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Carlo Ancelotti has made light of a fan protest calling for him to be sacked as Chelsea manager.

Blues boss targets repeat success in FA Cup

Carlo Ancelotti has made light of a fan protest calling for him to be sacked as Chelsea manager. The Italian responded to a banner displayed outside the Blues' Cobham base on Friday morning which read "Ancelotti + Abramovich out!!!" and "None of you are fit to wear the shirt". And Ancelotti laughed off the protest, insisting such demonstrations were much worse in Italy. "There was only one?" joked the former AC Milan boss, who masterminded Chelsea's first ever league and FA Cup double last season. "If it's only one, there's no problem!" He added: "Here, you saw outside just one person who is not happy. "In Italy, it's different. You can find outside the training ground 1,000 people not happy. "It's difficult to fight with 1,000. With one, you can manage."

Motivation

Ancelotti, whose side suffered a shock 1-0 defeat to Wolves to make it one win in nine league games, acknowledged a solution needed to be found "now", starting with Sunday's FA Cup third round tie with Ipswich. "We obviously have to do quickly this change," he said. "And not because the club will not give the support to me, but because we want to stay involved in every competition. "I think it's a good thing to play the FA Cup, because we have a good memory of this competition. "We won last year and maybe we can have help from this competition. "The good thing is in the FA Cup and Champions League, we don't have a gap to close. "We have the same possibility as the other teams and maybe this could give us more motivation."(reopens) Meanwhile, John Obi Mikel has revealed his knee injury will keep him out until at least next month. The midfielder, who has been sidelined since last Monday's 3-1 defeat at Arsenal, told skysports.com: "I am very disappointed by this injury - it will at least take me out for the whole month."

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