OWEN Coyle has told Carlo Ancelotti to stop moaning ahead of tonight’s Stamford Bridge showdown.

The Chelsea boss, pictured, is unhappy Bolton have had an extra 24 hours to recover following his side’s 3-1 defeat at Arsenal on Monday night.

Wanderers beat West Brom 2-0 at the Reebok a day earlier – and the under-fire Italian is seething the Blues have to play twice in 48 hours.

“I want to say something about the Bolton game because we won’t have the possibility to recover,” said Ancelotti.

“We’ll have two days, compared to Bolton who, unfortunately, play on the 26th. We play on the 27th. That’s not a good thing to have one day less to recover.”

But Coyle has dismissed Ancelotti’s comments, rightly, no doubt, believing Roman Ambramovich’s multi-millionaires have the resources to cope.

The Wanderers manager, in contrast, is down to just 17 fully-fit regular first-teamers if Gretar Steinsson fails to recover from a knee injury which saw him limp off on Boxing Day.

Sam Ricketts will come in for the Icelandic full back, while Martin Petrov looks set to return for South Korean winger Chung-Yong Lee who has now departed for the Asian Cup in Qatar.

Tamir Cohen remains in Israel on compassionate leave with his father, Avi, in a critical condition following a motorcycle accident.

“At the end of the day you have to play when you have to play,” said Coyle.

“I never set the fixtures. We all know because of the number of fixtures in a short amount of time you just have to get on with it.

“Is it ideal for us playing that many games with 17 players? No. Are we going to moan about it? No. We’ll just get on with it.

He added: “Whatever Mr Ancelloti thinks they are his thoughts regarding Chelsea. What I know is I’ll probably have 17 players going to Chelsea.

“A lot of us would love a huge squad at our disposal but we don’t have that. We have a tight-knit group who are prepared to go and win games, and if that’s seen as an advantage by someone else then that’s up to them.”

Despite his threadbare squad, Coyle insists his side will take the game to Chelsea as they look to end a 13-game wait to beat the Londoners.

He said: “We’ll go down there and be positive. With Chungy away and Gretar injured, then we’ll go down with 17 players but, regardless of who we’ve got, we’ll go and play on the front foot and try and win a game.”