Ancelotti claims Arsenal are Chelsea's biggest challengers for the title

06 November 2009 06:02
Concerns:  Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti

Carlo Ancelotti insists the Barclays Premier League title race isnot a two-horse race between Chelsea and Manchester United and citesArsenal as a real threat to his chances of winning the championship inhis first season as boss at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues hold a two-point lead over United at the top of the table and entertain Sir Alex Ferguson's side in West London on Sunday.

But Ancelotti has played down the significance of the match and has revealed he is more concerned about Arsenal stealing a march on them.

The Chelsea manager said: 'We will play against the second team inthe list of the Premier League, but I think that it's just a game thatcarries three points like the others.

'Arsenal have good possibilities to arrive in first place. We can'tthink about Liverpool at this moment because they are behind, butArsenal have a very good team and a very good chance to win.'Didier Drogba will provide Chelsea with their most potent threat butAncelotti has called on other members of the team to take the pressureof the Ivory Coast frontman and step up and score goals.

Potent threat: Chelsea striker Didier Drogba is in a rich vein of form for the club

'He's doing very well for the team, but not only Didier is doingwell, all the squad are in good condition and doing very well,' he said.

'To win against Manchester United, we cannot win only thanks to Didier's work. We can only win if we play like a team.'

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