The Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti thinks that this weekend’s game against Man Utd has come at a good time for the Blues, considering the great form they have been in lately. But he doesn’t think it is a championship decider this early in the season.
“We have to play against a strong team. We will play against the second team in the list of the Premier League, but I think that it’s just a game that carries three points like the others.
“It’s a very important game. It’s important because we play against a fantastic team, but we know very well that it will be a very difficult match but also a very interesting one.
“We are happy to play this game at this moment. I think we are doing very well, we are in good condition and we have a very good mental attitude.”
“I think Manchester United have a very good team,” he continued.
“Like us, they are doing very well because they have qualified in the Champions League and have done very well in the Premier League.
“Sometimes against Ferguson I’ve won. Sometimes he’s won. But it’s not a match between Ancelotti and Ferguson. It’s Chelsea v Manchester United.
“I have a very good relationship with Ferguson. I think that he’s one of the best coaches in the world. He has won a lot of trophies and I have respect for him.”
Everybody has been talking about the terrific form of Didier Drogba leading up to the game, but Ancelotti stresses that the whole team will have to play if they are to win on Sunday.
“He’s doing very well for the team, but not only Didier is doing well, all the squad are in good condition and doing very well,” he added.
“To win against Manchester United, we cannot win only thanks to Didier’s work. We can only win if we play like a team.”
It’s been a funny old build up, with even the United team saying that they are underdogs. The reason I’m worried is that everyone made United the favourites when they played Liverpool, and we all know what happened there…..
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