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Sunday will not be decisive - Ancelotti
Published : 17 Dec 2010 15:53:05
Carlo Ancelotti insists Chelsea's Barclays Premier League title challenge would not be killed off by a defeat to Manchester United this weekend.
Sunday's crunch clash at Stamford Bridge has been billed in some quarters as decisive for the Blues' hopes of retaining their title, with their recent miserable run seeing them drop three points behind United having played a game more.
Under-pressure manager Ancelotti is well aware a loss could eventually see that gap soar to nine points, but was adamant such a deficit could be recovered in the most unpredictable title race for years.
"A lot of teams are involved at the top of the table, maybe five teams," said Ancelotti, who yesterday reaffirmed his commitment to see out his contract despite reports suggesting he had become disillusioned at the club.
"For this reason, there are a lot of important games in the season and it's too early now to say that it could be a decisive game."