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Ancelotti: Winning is everything

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Carlo Ancelotti insists Chelsea will turn their back on a goal feast to ensure they earn three points and win the Barclays Premier League title for the first time since 2006.

A Chelsea win over Wigan at Stamford Bridge on Sunday will deliver the crown in Ancelotti's debut season at the club and set them up for a league and FA Cup double.

Chelsea hammered Stoke 7-0 in their last home game and have smashed 95 goals so far this season, but Ancelotti said: "It's our aim to win. We did a fantastic job but we've still got one game to go. We have to do our best, have the same behaviour in the last game."

He added: "Until now, we've deserved to stay at the top of the list. It would be a tragedy if we lost the last game after 10 months of a good, fantastic job. Every day. It would be a tragedy, a disaster.

"Wigan are a good team and have a lot of skill up front. They are quick and created a lot of difficulties against us. I remember that well.

"We have to pay attention because nothing is decided. If you don't prepare this game well before, if there are problems for us during the game we will not be able to resolve them. We have to be ready.

"Everyone wants to win. Everyone wants to win on Sunday because this club has not won the title for some time. Now we are very close and everyone, I'm sure, will do his best to win this title.

"We just have to win. We have to score one more goal than Wigan. We're not interested in the other records. We want to win and be champions. That's all.

"We have played with continuity. We didn't fall off in the very important games, beating the other members of the 'top four' in our six games. For that reason, I believe that we deserve to stay top of the list."

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