Carlo Ancelotti believes that only by winning the Champions League will Chelsea gain revenge for their 2008 final defeat to Manchester United.
The quarter-finals of the Champions League will see another all-Premier League encounter, and one that might even be eclipsed in terms of glamour by Tottenham coming up against Jose Mourinho's Real Madrid.
For Ancelotti the stakes could not be higher as Chelsea continue the search for their first Champions League trophy and he believes focusing on that defeat in Moscow three years ago could prove a distraction.
He said: "I don't have to have revenge for United - I was not there. For my players, I don't think it's a good motivation for revenge. It should be fantastic motivation to look forward in the future. We have four games to reach the final in London. If Chelsea reached the final there, we'd have a good revenge for 2008 - not against United."