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Carlo on Wolves, José Bosingwa and Lampard's return


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Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has praised his team for their professionalism following their win over Wolves.

The champions extended their lead to five points after goals from Florent Malouda and Salomon Kalou saw them past Mick McCarthy's spirited side.

'We weren't 100%,' the Italian frankly admitted at full-time; his left eyebrow nonchalantly raised as he spoke. 'We won without being 100% - we are happy to get a result.'

'Today, we had a lot of chances before the second goal. We didn't play as well as we normally have done this season.'

Nevertheless, the Italian was pleased with his team's professional if not their performance.

'It was a difficult week because of the travel to Moscow for the Champions League game against Spartak,' Ancelotti said. 'For that reason it was a difficult but good result.'

However Ancelotti's feet are firmly planted despite Chelsea's fine early season form, which has seen them take an impressive twenty-two points from their first nine matches, scoring 25 goals in the process.

'We have made a good start but there will be a time when we come across a tough patch. For now, we are winning and doing well because of injuries.'

Ancelotti was also keen to praise flying full back José Bosingwa as he made his first start for the Blues since October 2009.

'Bosingwa is a very good player for us. He is an important player for us as we can use his ability, speed and persistence to be better in our attacking play.'

'He put a lot of pressure on them in the second-half. He was one of the best players on the pitch today and we are happy for Bosingwa to be back,' Ancelotti added with a smile.

The Chelsea boss was also coy over the fitness of star player Frank Lampard, who hasn't played since September because of complications following hernia surgery.

'We are not so sure with Lampard, and we want to be careful with him. He will return to training next week but we must be patient.'

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