Ancelotti: Blackpool will be harder to beat than Man United

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Carlo Ancelotti has warned his side against complacency ahead of tonight’s Barclays Premier League clash against Blackpool.

As Chelsea head to Bloomfield Road in search of three more points to aid their recent revival, the Blues boss feels this evening’s encounter will be an even tougher test than last week’s victory over Manchester United.

"It’s the wrong way to prepare by thinking it will be easier against Blackpool than Manchester. We have to be more in focus in this game than against United."

Chelsea look to have turned a corner after an impressive away performance against Copenhagen in the Champions League which was then followed up with a home victory over United at Stamford Bridge.


"It’s easy to stay focused against United because there is so much attention on the game and so much pressure,” Ancelotti explained.

"There is less pressure against Blackpool so my aim is to maintain their motivation."

Didier Drogba is set to partner Fernando Torres up front tonight after starting the past two games on the bench, and Ancelotti has backed the latter to break his scoring duck since his £50million move to Chelsea in January.

Torres hit the target on his last visit to Bloomfield Road just over two month’s ago, and having shown more promise in his past two Chelsea outings, his first goal could be just around the corner.

"He will score, sure, because Torres was born to score," Ancelotti concluded.

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