"I am in touch", Conte said of Ancelotti, who was sacked as Bayern Munich coach last month.
They narrowly survived an Edin Dzeko-inspired comeback from Roma in the Champions League and throwing away a lead and dropping points is becoming a increasing problem for Antonio Conte's men, who risk dropping further afield away from the likes of the two Manchester clubs and Tottenham at the top of the table. See, it never happened.
"But if someone is happy to write this..."
"I knew I could risk something by playing him, but I think it was very positive for him to start the game and to know that now I can count on him for part of the next games".
Conte also opened up on regularly talking with Ancelotti.
"It is a lack of respect".
"I can accept this but to put another person (Holland) in this way I think this is incorrect and it is not good that this person has to send me a message to tell me, 'I am sorry but this is not true".
"I hate this type of situation".
The Belgium worldwide has shown a good deal more promise in the early weeks of this campaign, scoring seven times in 11 matches, and played a key role off the bench as Chelsea beat Watford last weekend.
Antonio Conte described reports of unrest at Chelsea that cast doubt over his future at the reigning Premier League champions as "bullshit" on Friday.
Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe was disappointed to draw Chelsea in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup. "I preferred to give him the opportunity to play from the start because he needs to play, to find the right tempo and rhythm of the game".