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.”