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Single point separates Chelsea and Man Utd

05-08-2010 12:14 BJT

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We start this look at sports with soccer, and the title chase in the English Premier League. A single point separates League leaders Chelsea from defending champions Manchester United with one match left to play.

Chances for a possible League-plus-Cup double and a shocking exit from the Champions League it's all part of what Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti calls a 'normal' first season.

Carlo Ancelotti, Chelsea Manager, said, "I didn't have strong problems to resolve, it was normal. We lost some games and had a difficult moment after Manchester City and Inter defeats but we moved on very quickly."

But the Blues did lose at Wigan in September,and another defeat or a draw could open the door for United to steal league honors by beating Stoke City.

Carlo Ancelotti, Chelsea Manager, said, "To be champions we have to play as we did against Stoke and against Liverpool. We have to maintain the same confidence and determination. Nothing is decided yet."

In Manchester, Sir Alex Ferguson looked back on United's missed opportunity against Chelsea. And he's disappointed that his side won't challenge for Europe's top prize in the Champions League final.

Alex Ferguson, Manchester United Manager, said, " That brought a certain disappointment for the first half against Chelsea. That was a bad week for us. One bad week of the season is maybe going to cost us everything. It's not easy to overcome these things but the second half against Chelsea the players buckled down and got on with their job."

Man U. 's lack of performance when star Wayne Rooney is below-par or out-of-action is making fans wonder if United is over-reliant on the England forward.

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CCTV.com

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