As soon as referee Olegário Benquerença blew the final whistle at Old Trafford on April 12, every football "pundit" worth his salt labeled Chelsea as a team past its sell-by-date.
The Torres debacle was blown out of proportion. The age of the squad was called into question for what was probably the 100th time. Ancelotti was supposedly packing his bags.
In short, the writing was on the wall for Chelsea and their obituary had already been written, published and read by fans all over the world.
Yet less than a fortnight later, the situation has been turned on its head and the club are now going through, in Ancelotti's words, a "good moment". In fact, with seven wins and a draw from eight league matches, they are currently the form team of the league.