EPL Villain of the Week: Carlo Ancelotti

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08:  Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti directs his team during the FA Community Shield match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium on August 8, 2010 in London, England.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
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Timothy NCorrespondent IAugust 17, 2010

Welcome to the first edition of a hopefully weekly column about a player, manager, referee, or even fan that was the villain of the most recent Premiership week of games.

For the opening weekend there were curiously few errors or outbursts; except for maybe Joe Cole's debut in red in the Premiership.  Though his tackle warranted a straight red card, it was more ill advised than anything worthy of being considered villainous.

No, for this week's villain we look to the top of the Premiership table where Chelsea have started the season the same way they ended last season.

The Blues blazed through their competition in a manner that must make opponents shake at the thought of running into a team that can apparently score at will.

Running this demolition machine of a squad is Carlo Ancelotti. In his first season he won the domestic double and is surely looking for the treble this season.

Despite having a poor pre-season run of form and telling the world his team "was not ready to start the season," Carletto and his slick tactical system is even smoother than it was last season.

His remarks to the flying start, "It was okay, we are still not in top form..."

Six goals, with them coming from his top three players from last season, and not even at their peak.  Ancelotti is still missing some of his top flight defenders and has yet to put new signing Ramires on the field or sensational teenager Gael Kakuta.

It is for this reason that Carlo Ancelotti is the EPL villain of the week, for he and his squad are sure to instill fear in their opponents all season long.

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