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Carlo: Blues deserved victory

14 April 2010 09:32
Chelsea head coach Carlo Ancelotti felt that his side were worthy 1-0 winners at home to Bolton Wanderers, as the Blues moved four points clear at the top of the Premier League table. A Nicolas Anelka goal just before half-time secured a crucial victory at Stamford Bridge, with the visitors aggrieved that they were denied penalties on two occasions. The Italian said: "Now the Premier League is in our hands and we have to stay focused and calm. "We have to play game by game and we are not interested in the results of the other teams. "There was pressure on us to get this result because we needed to improve our position, but I think the players now have very good motivation to finish the season well. "It was not an easy game. We knew it wouldn't be, because Bolton came to Stamford Bridge to play their game. They put pressure for all the 90 minutes, a lot of long balls. "It was a tough game for us, but I think that Chelsea did a good job and won, which was the most important thing. "We were unlucky not to improve the scoreline at the start of the second half, but we needed the three points. "We had 21 shots, so we deserved to win. There's no debate about this. It was difficult because, when you're 1-0 up, you have to be careful right to the end. "For me, it was a very good performance."

Source: ESA