Chelsea aims to finally win Champions League this season: Anelka

August 7th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI  

Arsenal London, Aug 7(ANI): Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka insists that Champions League glory has become the No. 1 priority at Stamford Bridge.

“Our aim this season is to finally win the Champions League. Could we win a treble, the way Inter Milan did last season? Not so fast - it will be a tough job just to defend our league title,” The Sun quoted Anelka, as saying.

“Our biggest rivals will of course be Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal, while Manchester City could play a major role. But I believe that this will be the most thrilling season ever in the history of the Premier League,” he added.

The 31-year-old further sensationally backed Tottenham Hotspur to win the Premier League this season.

“I rate Spurs very highly. They are absolute favourites to win the title,” Anelka said.

He said that he was impressed by the way Harry Redknapp’s men shot out of the starting blocks last season, beating Liverpool at home on the first day before never dropping out of the top six.

Chelsea get their season under way on Sunday when they face Manchester United in the Community Shield at Wembley.

They then begin the defence of their Premier League crown the following Saturday with a home game against newly promoted West Bromwich Albion. (ANI)

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