London, Oct. 28 (ANI): Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has promised fellow Italian and England coach Fabio Capello to keep John Terry and Frank Lampard fresh and injury-free for England's World Cup challenge.
"If I have a chance to rest players - especially those who play in their national teams - it's better for everyone," The Mirror quoted Ancelotti, as saying.
"At the end of May, John Terry and Lampard will be in very good condition and will have a fantastic World Cup," he added.
Although the England duo doesn't want to miss a game but Ancelotti is resting both for tonight's Carling Cup clash with Bolton.
"They do want to play every game, even this season. But, for them, it's better sometimes to rest," the Italian said.
Lampard takes a place on the bench, while Terry has the night off completely.
"It's very important to prevent injuries. When I played, it was work, work, work every day. These days you work hard with ntensity, but it's also important to give the players rest to prevent injuries. This is our way," Ancelotti said. (ANI)