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Chelsea put faith in Ancelotti

Clockwise from top: Carlo Ancelotti with Daniel Sturridge; Yuri Zhirkov; Ross Turnbull

MANAGER: Carlo Ancelotti (June 2009)

MAJOR INS: Yuri Zhirkov (CSKA Moscow, £18m), Daniel Sturridge (Man City), Ross Turnbull (Boro, free)

MAJOR OUTS: Ben Sahar (£1m, Espanyol), Michael Mancienne (Wolves, loan)

KEY MAN: Frank Lampard (426 apps, 130 gls)
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LAST SEASON: 3rd

OUR VERDICT: 2nd. Ancelotti will be charged with delivering the title, but Chelsea - having failed to land a 'Galactico' in the summer - are just a fraction short still.
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