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Ancelotti urges Blues to grab title chance

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Chelsea coach Carlo Ancelotti has warned his players there is no room for error as they approach the biggest game of the season against Wigan on Sunday.

Victory in their Barclays Premier League clash with the Latics at Stamford Bridge would deliver the title for the first time since 2006 in the Italian's first season in charge. But a draw or defeat would, almost certainly, hand the crown to reigning champions Manchester United. Sir Alex Ferguson's side take on Stoke knowing they need a favour from their North West rivals to stand any chance of keeping their title.


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And Ancelotti has reminded his players there is no second chance if they blow it on Sunday. "To be champions, we have to play as we played against Stoke and against Liverpool," said Ancelotti.

 

"We have to maintain the same confidence in our play, the same determination, because nothing is decided. We have to pay a lot of attention. There are no more games. If we miss our chance now, there is no chance to recover.

"We are in a very good situation. We wanted to arrive at the end of the season with more points. We have one more, but we can decide our own destiny at our home ground, Stamford Bridge, and that is a good thing.

"We have to play one more game, though, and nothing is decided yet. But we have a great opportunity and a great possibility because the team is fit, in good condition and has fantastic motivation for this game.

"We have to be ready, but we have to play for 90 minutes. We come to play this game, to try our best. They have a very good team and beat us earlier in the season, so we have to pay attention. "

Ancelotti is impressed with the manner in which his players have overcome setbacks during the campaign to haul themselves into pole position for a title triumph.

"This season, we had some problems but every team has a problem during the season. The most important thing is that, when the problems came, we were able to move on quickly.

"This season, really I didn't have strong problems to resolve. We had some difficulties, lost some games, and had difficult moments after the Manchester City and Inter defeats, but we moved on very quickly."

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