Chelsea’s Ancelotti claims season is not lost



Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti insists that Chelsea’s season is not lost as that qualification for next seasons Champions League will be a success.

To do that, Chelsea must either win the competition, or secure a top four place. They are currently struggling in fifth, out of form and still have to play league leaders Manchester United twice.

Chelsea were yesterday knocked out of the FA Cup on penalties to Everton, after only drawing with Fulham on Monday night.

In the league they are 12 points off league leaders Manchester United and stand very little chance of winning the league now.

Chelsea will hope their form improves quickly as they face FC Copenhagen twice in the Champions League and try to salvage something from their season.

“Until the end of the season, it’s 90 days, three months,” said Ancelotti.

“And so, we have to give an opinion at the end of the season.

“It could be, again, a very good season for us because we want to stay in the Champions League and obviously reach fourth place.”

Ancelotti has faced speculation about his future and surely defeat in the Champions League would leave the Italian fighting for his job.

“It’s not an easy moment, obviously, because we have to play very important games,” he added.

“Sometimes it’s good to play tough games because you are more focused, more competitive, so we don’t have to be afraid to play against Copenhagen and also against Manchester United.

“It could be a good motivation for us to play these games.”

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