Chelsea’s Ancelotti insists on keeping winning momentum up

November 26th, 2009 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI  

Chelsea London, Nov 26(ANI): Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has said that it is vital at the moment to carry on the flow and maintain the lead in the Premier League table.

The Blues have sealed the top spot in their Champions League group, and the return of midfielder Frank Lampard, who is expected to play against Arsenal on Sunday, is another big boost.

“At this moment we don’t have any problems with injuries. We will try to get Lampard training, which he did on Wednesday at Cobham. He will train with the team on Thursday and we hope he will be fit for Sunday,” The Sun quoted Ancelotti, as saying.

“It is very important to keep momentum up and we have to keep this high moment. The players are in good condition and in good form. We know Sunday will be a very difficult match, but we also know that we are in a very good moment to play Arsenal,” he added.

Ancelotti further highlighted the significance of victory over Porto, and said: “It is important because now we have to think back to the Premier League and it was our objective to get first in this group. It’s not easy to win here. The team didn’t play fantastic - just good. We took some risks in the first half, but the second was much better and we deserved to win.”

“If we want to win the Champions League, then personality and courage are qualities we need and in some parts of this game, we showed good personality,” he added. (ANI)

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