Ancelotti: No extra pressure

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Carlo Ancelotti insists Arsenal and Tottenham's Champions League heroics have not put any extra pressure on Chelsea ahead of Tuesday night's last-16 first-leg clash at FC Copenhagen.

The Blues travel to Denmark having been handed arguably the easiest possible draw for the knockout stage, with their opponents rookies at this stage of the competition. That was in stark contrast to Arsenal and Spurs, who were dealt the toughest of fixtures in Barcelona and AC Milan, respectively but the north London rivals both produced stunning victories.

Asked if there was extra pressure on his side in the wake of Tottenham and Arsenal's exploits, Blues boss Ancelotti said: "Not extra pressure but we know Copenhagen very well. They are a good team, with fantastic organisation, a dynamic team, they use a lot of speed. It's important to know this to prepare well for the game, and to have courage to play."

He added: "Tottenham and Arsenal played a fantastic game.

"They reached a fantastic result against Barcelona, against Milan.

"The Champions League is difficult to play and every team has an opportunity to win and to do the best."

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