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Carlo says Blues are favourites

04 Apr 2010 - 11:14:18

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti claims his side are now favourites to win the Premier League title after landing a potentially decisive blow with a 2-1 victory over Manchester United.

United had led by one point heading into Saturday's showdown at Old Trafford, but goals from Joe Cole and substitute Didier Drogba left Ancelotti savouring arguably his most important win at the helm of the Blues.

"We are favourites, it's normal," declared the Italian. "We are back at the top of the league.

"There are five games left and we have to stay focused. We are happy, but nothing is decided so we must stay calm and focused on our game.

"(It's been a) good reaction after the (Champions League) defeat against Inter. My players are strong."

Meanwhile, Ancelotti revealed that to-scorer Drogba started the game on the bench as he was keen to keep faith with the same team which trashed Aston Villa 7-1 last weekend.

The 31-goal striker had also struggled with an ongoing groin injury during the build-up to the match.

"It was very tough to take out Didier but he understood because he trained not 100 per cent during the week," he added.

"I preferred to put him on during the match and he did very well because he was fresh and he scored a fantastic goal."


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