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Much of Jose's side remains at Stamford Bridge, but which is better?

Two Jose Mourinho teams meet at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night - his current Inter side, top of Serie A and chasing a second league title, and the Chelsea side he built up during a trophy-laden three years in England.

Much of the squad he bought with Roman Abramovich's millions still make up the Blues side now overseen by Carlo Ancelotti, with only Branislav Ivanovic and Nicolas Anelka new additions - and they were both signed by Avram Grant.

Ancelotti has not been afforded the blank cheque book Mourinho had the pleasure of waving at players five years ago, but has been able to draw on a solid team unit established under the glory years of the Portuguese manager's tenure.

While fringe players have come and gone, the backbone of the team has remained in place since the back-to-back Premier League titles of 2005 and 2006. Petr Cech remains first-choice goalkeeper, with his apperance - now donning his customary protective bobble hat during games - the only change since 2005.

John Terry still leads the back line, despite his dodgy recent form, while his accompanying defenders have changed muchly. Frank Lampard is still the first midfielder on the team sheet and has recently refound the sort of goalscoring form that led the Blues to Premier League success under Mourinho.

And up front Dider Drogba, who became one of Mourinho's first signings as Chelsea boss in 2004, has blossomed into one of the world's most feared attackers after a slow start at Stamford Bridge. The faith in his ability that moved Mourinho to convince Abramovich to part with £24 million has shown to be well judged.

Whereas Mourinho prefered to play Drogba up front on his own and rotate his support strikers - with Damien Duff, Arjen Robben and Joe Cole fighting for places - Ancelotti prefers a diamond formation with Anelka partnering the Ivorian in attack.

Duff was given plenty of chances as Drogba's second striker, and had a weighty £17m price tag on his shoulders, but he failed to live up to the hype. It seems Drogba has found a far more suitable partner in Anelka now.

Ancelotti's diamond formation frees up Lampard to play behind the front two and puts John Obi Mikel firmly in the holding midfield role championed by his predecessor Claude Makelele. In midfield Michael Ballack - another Mourinho signing - has also overcome a slow start to his Chelsea career to carve out a first-team place.

While the backbone of Mourinho's Chelsea team remains in place, many of the fringe players have failed to make an impact and - barring a sensational six months from Dutchman Arjen Robben - few have managed to make the impact on the Blues lien-up that Jose's quartet has.

But it will be those players - Florent Malouda, Ivanovic, Ballack and Anelka who will be needed to find their form as Chelsea search for that elusive Champions League glory.

GOALKEEPER

Petr
CECH
MOURINHO
Petr
CECH

DEFENCE

Paulo
FERREIRA
ANCELOTTI
Branislav
IVANOVIC
John
TERRY
MOURINHO
John
TERRY
Ricardo
CARVALHO
MOURINHO
Ricardo
CARVALHO
William
GALLAS
ANCELOTTI Ashley
COLE

MIDFIELD

Claude
MAKELELE
MOURINHO
John Obi
MIKEL
Michael
ESSIEN
ANCELOTTI Michael
ESSIEN
Arjen
ROBBEN
MOURINHO
Florent
MALOUDA
Frank
LAMPARD
TIE
Frank
LAMPARD

ATTACK

Damien
DUFF
ANCELOTTI Nicolas
ANELKA
Didier
DROGBA
ANCELOTTI Didier
DROGBA



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