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04-21-2011, 03:18 PM #1
Ancelotti targets late title comeback
Carlo Ancelotti has declared Chelsea could complete a sensational late comeback in the Barclays Premier League title race.
However, the Blues boss admitted Manchester United had to lose two more matches before the end of the season, while his own side needed to win all five of their remaining matches.
Chelsea took a small step towards the most improbable of late surges by beating Birmingham 3-1 at Stamford Bridge to leapfrog ailing Arsenal into second place and close to within six points of United.
The leaders are still firm favourites to finish top, but have to play both of their closest challengers in the next three games.
Ancelotti said: "To win the title we'll need less points than last season.
"We won it with 86 last season. Now, with 80 points, United can win the title. They need 10 points."
He added: "In football, I learned that everything can happen in the game right up to the final whistle.
"You can win the title in the last minute and you can lose the title in the last minute.
"If we thought that one month ago we'd have a little chance to come back to fight for the title, I think that everyone could have said we were crazy.
"Now we are happy tonight [Wednesday] because we've reached second place. We await to see what happens in the next five games."