Carlo keen to crank up pressure

The Blues’ only realistic hope of overhauling leaders United would
be to win all of their remaining games – including at Old Trafford
in two weeks – and hope Arsenal beat the Red Devils on Sunday. A
Chelsea victory over Tottenham on Saturday would crank up the
pressure on United ahead of that game, according to Ancelotti. “If
we are able to win against Tottenham, I think we can put more
pressure on Manchester United in the game against Arsenal,” he
said. Were Chelsea also to win at Old Trafford, the teams would be
level on points with two games remaining, raising the prospect of
the title being decided on goal difference. “It can happen,” said
the Italian, whose side trounced West Ham 3-0 at Stamford Bridge on
Saturday. Ancelotti has not given up hope of a United meltdown in
the final four games of the season after suffering one himself 11
years ago. He was in charge of Juventus back in 2000 when they
appeared certain to win the Serie A title after holding a
five-point lead with three matches remaining – having led by nine
points five games earlier. But a major collapse saw them famously
pipped to the title by Sven-Goran Eriksson’s Lazio on a dramatic
last day of the campaign. Ancelotti said: “I lost a title nine
points up with eight games to go. It can happen. “It’s not a nice
feeling. “It was very difficult to think two months ago that we
could stay with the lead so for this reason, at this moment, we are
happy.”