FORMER CHELSEA COACH CHOOSES HIS COMBINED BEST 11 UNDER ANCELOTTI AND CONTE

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In his first season in charge of Chelsea, Italian boss Carlo Ancelotti led Chelsea to the league title, with Ray Wilkins as his assistant.

Another Italian, Antonio Conte is about achieving the same feat as Ancelotti, as Chelsea are on course to win the league this season.

Former Chelsea coach Wilkins, reveals his combined best 11 in both eras.

The team comprised mostly of Ancelotti’s players, of which Wilkins was the assistant manager, and speaking to Sky Sports, he justified some of his selections.

In goal he opted for Petr Cech over Thibaut Courtois, stating simply: “I think Petr is a better goalkeeper.”

He opted for the backline under Ancelotti as well. He said: “This is [Branislav] Ivanovic in his pomp, [Ricardo] Carvalho at his pomp. [John] Terry and Ashley Cole, who was the best left-back in the world at the time.”

In attack, he chose club legend Didier Drogba over Diego Costa. Of which he said: “The Drog is a true legend. He had two feet, I think he was a better footballer (than Costa), he could get hold of the ball better and the goals he scored were just unbelievable. I think Costa is a real throwback to the old centre-forwards, he loves a bit of rough and tumble. Didier didn’t so much like the rough and tumble because he was always on the floor, bless him, but at least Costa does love a bit of rough and tumble.”

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