Chelsea FC Update April 2011

Carlo Ancelotti, Chelsea Manager

Chelsea crashed out of the Champions League after loosing their match against Manchester United - ending the Blues' hope of silverware this campaign.

Speculation about Ancelotti's future has intensified after the Blues loss to United. Only twice during Abramovich's eight-year reign have Chelsea finished the season without a trophy, and the manager was sacked on both occasions.

Chelsea has had early exits in every cup competition, and are 11 points behind Manchester United in the Barclays Premier League.

Petr Cech said everyone on the team needs to take a look at themselves. "We win together, we lose together," he said.

"We are in the same boat and we try to guide the boat to the harbour as safely as possible. It's disappointing, always, if you are a part of a club and you don't win a trophy all season. After winning a double last season, everybody thought that we were going to defend the titles.

"We had a good start to the season and then the season became difficult but we were doing well in the Champions League until those two games against Man United. I think that we were very unlucky in the first game, but overall I have to say they won both games so they deserved to go through."

Cech commented about the merits of finishing second in the Premier League.

"If we finish second of course the season will not be remembered for trophies but you will at least remember that you finished second with your head up," he said. "We need to go and qualify ourselves to have another go in the Champions League next season."

"We are not only playing for the manager or only for the owner, we are playing for the entire club, which is the supporters - we know who supports the club all over the world - the players and all the staff and everybody involved in Chelsea Football Club. So it's a big number of people you play for."

Great Chelsea tickets are available for upcoming matches.

CHELSEA TICKETS

 

English Premiership: West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea Tickets 16 Apr 2011 15:00 Hawthorns
West Bromwich, United Kingdom
English Premiership: Chelsea v Birmingham City Tickets 20 Apr 2011 19:45 Stamford Bridge
London, United Kingdom
English Premiership: Chelsea v West Ham United Tickets 23 Apr 2011 15:00 Stamford Bridge
London, United Kingdom
English Premiership: Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur Tickets 30 Apr 2011 15:00 Stamford Bridge
London, United Kingdom
English Premiership: Manchester United v Chelsea Tickets 8 May 2011 16:00 Old Trafford
Manchester, United Kingdom
English Premiership: Chelsea v Newcastle United Tickets 15 May 2011 13:30 Stamford Bridge
London, United Kingdom
English Premiership: Everton v Chelsea Tickets 22 May 2011 16:00 Goodison Park
Liverpool, United Kingdom