Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has laughed off Sir Alex Ferguson's latest attempt at mind games ahead of Tuesday's Premier League game against Bolton Wanderers.
Manchester United manager Ferguson suggested that the Blues had an 'easy game' coming up against the Trotters at Stamford Bridge following his own side's goalless draw with Blackburn Rovers on Sunday.
Chelsea could move four points ahead of United at the top of the table with just four games remaining in the season should they overcome Bolton, but Ancelotti is refusing to be draw into a verbal jousting session with the veteran Scot.
"I hope that Alex is correct," he joked. "Maybe before you can say it will be easy, but I haven't played an easy game this season.
"To play and win at Blackburn is not easy. They're a strong team at home. They drew against United and that was a good result for us, but only if we win tomorrow.
"No matches are easy, even if you go out and score a lot of goals in the game itself. No, it's mind games. Ferguson is clever.
"On paper we are favourites against Bolton, but only on paper. It's normal that Chelsea will win in theory, but we need to go out and achieve this.
"The title is in our hands. We are able to do our best, to maintain this level, we can win it."