Ancelotti: United showdown like a final

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Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti says his side's match with Manchester United on Sunday is like a cup final.

With The Blues just three points behind United, and level on goal difference, victory on Sunday would put the west-Londoners on top of the Barclays Premier League with just two games left.

And Ancelotti is treating the game like a one-off final.


"It's like a final for us. We wanted to play in the final of the Champions League but we have to be happy to play this kind of final. This is a different final but for us we can compare this game to a final," he said.

"We have to prepare this game like a final. To prepare a final you have to stay relaxed as much as possible," the Italian added at the club's training ground.

"There is a lot of pressure around you to prepare this game and you have to have the skills to stay relaxed, to maintain a good control of your emotions, don't be too afraid, too worried because to be too worried you lose energy before the game and you have to use all the energy during the game."

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