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Carlo targets nine more wins

Carlo Ancelotti challenged Chelsea to win every one of their last nine Premier League games after they beat Manchester City to go third.

The champions left it late before sealing a 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge which lifted them above their opponents into third place and moved them to within nine points of Manchester United with a game in hand.

Anything other than a victory almost certainly would have killed off Ancelotti's men but, with their next five league games coming against sides in the lower reaches of the table, they now have an ideal opportunity to pounce on further United slip-ups during the next month.

"We have nine games to play and we have to do our best," said Ancelotti.

"We have to try to win every game.

"Manchester United won on Saturday so the gap's the same.

"Now there'll be an international break. When the players come back, I'd like to see the same spirit and attitude."

For 77 minutes, Chelsea were in real danger of dropping out of the title race as they struggled to break down a stubborn City side.

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sokrates4157d ago

Chelsea is in shape. I am just happy that their squad is so poor that it doesnt hold for a season. 1 or 2 key players out, and Chelsea turns a Junior team:)

KingsCross4157d ago

Cant say I agree. Chelsea had a down, thats right. But they had more than one or two out, besides of unluck. Chelsea can still turn it, but its gonna be hard. CL is our!

zootang4157d ago (Edited 4157d ago )

Out of all the squads Chelsea have had n the last 10 years this seems the most likely to win nothing.
History has a habit of repeating itself. Just look at United still strong even with the doubters and the fact Chelsea have NEVER won the European Cup (champions League) Still, they have the Russians money. So that must be a consolation.

Mozilla894157d ago

Your argument doesn't hold, last year we won the league, were playing in the FA Cup and had players out for the African Cup of Nations and STILL beat United to the title.

We just had a poor spell this season, which can happen to anybody. Ask Arsenal, it happens to them every year! ;)

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