Frank Lampard and Carlo Ancelotti are set for an emotional reunion ahead of Chelsea's clash vs Everton .
That is according to Florent Malouda, who played under the Italian at the Blues as a team-mate of Lampard's.
The Blues host the Merseyside outfit with both sides looking for wins for different reasons.
Chelsea are clinging onto fourth after one win in six Premier League matches, with the likes of Manchester United and Wolves breathing down their necks.
And Everton have rekindled some form to launch a late run at a European spot.
It is a tough one to call but Ancelotti getting a good reception from the Stamford Bridge crowd is a certainty.
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The 60-year-old retains a good relationship with the Chelsea faithful despite lasting just two years in west London.
In that time, however, the Blues won the double in his first year in charge as they became the first side in Premier League history to net over 100 goals in a season.
Among the many star-studded names under Ancelotti were Lampard and Malouda, the midfielder scoring 27 goals and the latter netting 15.
And the Frenchman reckons it will be an emotional reunion between the two managers.
He said: "To see him meeting Frank, it’s kind of strange!
"I wouldn’t say father and son, but I know he really trusted Frank and Frank had a great time under him, and developed as a player under Carlo, like all of us.
"To see Frank starting his management career at this level and for them to meet, it will be special, and emotional for both of them.
"It’ll be interesting to see how it goes during the game, and how they manage their emotions."
Despite receiving a red card against United in Everton's last encounter, Ancelotti is free to sit in the dugout on Sunday afternoon and the former Real Madrid manager holds no grudges over his sacking at Chelsea in 2011.
He said: "The fact that I was sacked cannot change what I felt there – it was two fantastic years. There were problems in the second part of the final year but at the end it was a fantastic experience"
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