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Title race not over - Ancelotti
Published : 21 Feb 2010 07:58:00
Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti saw his side extend their lead at the top of the Barclays Premier League to four points and then insisted the title race was far from over.
Two goals from Didier Drogba enabled the Blues to win 2-0 at Wolves and gain only their second away success in the last seven matches. With Manchester United losing at Everton at lunchtime, Chelsea are now in the driving seat for the championship with only 11 games remaining. But Ancelotti believes there is still plenty of work to be done if his side are to prevent the Red Devils from claiming a fourth successive title triumph.
He said: "We went into this game knowing we had the chance to improve our position after the Manchester United result. The players were aware United had lost, and we managed to take advantage of the situation."
He continued: "We didn't play that well, but we had a good spirit, battled for every ball and deserved the points.
"But there will be a lot of games between now and the end of the season, and nothing is decided at this moment. There are still a lot of points to play for."
Chelsea were indebted to two fine saves from Petr Cech when only leading 1-0, keeping them in control before Drogba grabbed his second goal - his 25th of the season in all competitions.
Ancelotti said: "The save that Petr made when we were 1-0 up was very important. It was a fantastic save."
Chelsea will now focus on Wednesday's Champions League game against Jose Mourinho's Inter Milan, and Ancelotti knows a tough battle lies ahead.
He said: "It will be a fantastic game to look forward to, because Milan are a very good team.
"They have changed their system, and a lot of players from last year. They have a lot of important players."