Malouda reveals half-time row at Wigan
Chelsea winger Florent Malouda has revealed that Blues skipper John Terry led a frank exchange of views between team-mates during the half-time break at Wigan Athletic when Carlo Ancelotti's unblemished record as Chelsea coach came to a crushing end on Saturday.
Terry and the suspended Didier Drogba have both publicly criticised the team's performance in their 3-1 defeat to the Latics and Malouda revealed the anger was already evident at half-time.
"He (John) started first with the players," revealed Malouda ahead of his team's Champions League match in Cyprus against Apoel Nicosia. "Everybody spoke at half-time in the dressing room but that stays with the players. The players know it wasn't a good performance and not the level we expect of Chelsea.
"When you lose the way we did, nobody can be happy with that. We spoke and now we have the opportunity to react and, I would say, to act. Against Wigan we were always reacting and were late with everything. Now we have an opportunity in another competition.
On the subject of Chelsea's Champions League group tie with the Cypriot champions, Malouda said: "We're first in this group and have come here to win. We're not thinking about Wigan. It was a bad result. We come here looking for a good result.
Yet Malouda soon returned to the subject of Saturday's shock result: "We didn't put all the ingredients in to win as we did in the first six games. We know that, even if we are a good team, if we don't put all the ingredients in, we won't win.
"Every team we play is very organised and wants to beat us. If we are not prepared for that, we can have trouble against any team. We know that and we don't want that to happen at any time.
"We spoke because it was not a good performance. But we also speak together when we're winning. We try to analyse things and look at the mistakes. We do that even when we've won. We want to correct what's wrong, and tomorrow is a good opportunity."