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Carlo Ancelotti says Chelsea cannot lose to Copenhagen

A defiant Carlo Ancelotti has refused to countenance the possibility of his ailing Chelsea side enduring Champions League humiliation to FC Copenhagen on Tuesday. Elimination from the FA Cup on Saturday intensified the pressure on the Italian, who insisted that he would not consider his own position even if Chelsea's season continued to unravel.

Defeat to Everton on penalties on Saturday was the London club's first in the FA Cup since 2008 and, with Manchester United now a distant 12 points clear of the title holders, has left the Champions League as Chelsea's only remaining route to silverware. Ancelotti and his side were due to fly to Denmark on Monday before the first leg of their European tie with the stark admission that only two or three of his players are playing near their best, but insistent that a loss to Danish opponents is unthinkable.

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