Power boost for Ancelotti

16 March 2011 09:00
Carlo Ancelotti believes Chelsea's superior "strength and power" can help them beat Barcelona to this season's Champions League title. Barca are hot favourites to land their fourth European Cup, with some observers even dubbing them the best club team of all time. Chelsea may well need to defeat them if they are to realise their own Champions League dream and manager Ancelotti is adamant the Catalan giants are not invincible. "Barcelona now are the best team in Europe," said the Italian, whose side will join Barca in this season's quarter-finals barring a massive shock in their last-16 second leg against FC Copenhagen on Wednesday night. "The performances of Barcelona at this moment are fantastic, but every game is a different story. If we have to play them, we have to try to find a solution to beat them." Ancelotti suggested "strength and power" were the way to combat Barca's peerless passing game. The tactic certainly worked for European Cup holders Inter Milan last season, while Chelsea were desperately unlucky not to topple Barca a year earlier.

Source: PA