Ancelotti - Anything possible

April 26, 2011 - 0:0

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti is refusing to give up on the Premier League title, with there still a chance that Manchester United will suffer a meltdown.

Ancelotti knows only too well how quickly an apparent canter towards a top flight crown can turn when the pressure starts to take its toll and results suddenly nosedive.
The Italian tactician was in charge of Juventus in 2000 when they threw away a five-point lead with three matches remaining - having led by as many as nine points at one stage.
A dramatic collapse allowed Sven-Goran Eriksson's Lazio to pip the Turin giants at the post and teach Ancelotti a valuable lesson.
Those experiences have stayed with him and have convinced him that anything is still possible in this season's Premier League title pursuit.
Chelsea are currently six points adrift of United with four games remaining.
They trailed by 15 earlier in the campaign, before a 2-1 victory over the Red Devils in March sparked a run which has seen them take 22 points from the last 24 on offer, reigniting their title dream.
Ancelotti said: ""I lost a title nine points up with eight games to go. It can happen.
""It's not a nice feeling.
""It was very difficult to think two months ago that we could stay with the lead so for this reason, at this moment, we are happy.""
Chelsea know they have no margin for error heading down the final straight, with it imperative that they see off Tottenham on Saturday before heading to Old Trafford for what could be a make-or-break contest on 8th May.
Ancelotti added: ""If we are able to win against Tottenham, I think we can put more pressure on Manchester United in the game against Arsenal.""
Were United to come unstuck against the Gunners and against Chelsea, there is a chance the Premier League title race could come down to goal difference, making it all the more important for every opportunity to be taken over the next few weeks.
""It can happen,"" said Ancelotti, whose side overcame West Ham 3-0 on Saturday to remain in the title hunt.
""It was important for us to score three goals.""
(Source: Skysports)