Chelsea Captain John Terry has demanded that the squad "man up" ahead of tonight's Champions League game against Copenhagen.
The first away leg is pivotal in what is realistically the only competition Chelsea could now win this season. After stumbling and under-performing for large sections of the season, Terry now looks to be trying to rile his Chelsea team mates up as they attempt to salvage what has thus far been a pretty forgettable season on the field.
Terry has urged that he and his fellow players take responsibility. I think that's a fair point. While Ancelotti has not been that convincing this season as the spotlight has increasingly shifted to Roman Abramovich's influence, lets not forget that Carlo has won the Premiership managing the club once already.
Yet there comes a point where Abramovich's patience is likely to run out. It was a forgettable draw at the beginning of a season that cost Jose Mourinho his job at the club, and the pressure on Ancelotti would become huge if Chelsea didn't make it to the last 16 of the Champions League, especially if we were knocked out by the likes of Copenhagen.
So while JT is riling up the players with a plea to perform, it may be Ancelotti who has the most to gain or lose by tonight's performance.