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If you asked Roman Abramovich what competition he would most like to win, what would his answer be?
I think every Chelsea fan will give you the correct response. And recent managers have found that Champions League failure have resulted in a short stay at Stamford Bridge.
Andre Villas-Boas has no illusions about what is expected of him, and, with the likes of Lampard, Terry, Essien and Drogba not getting any younger, this could be their best chance for a few years to win that elusive trophy.
They are out of the Premier League race, and, although fourth place is a must, Arsenal and Liverpool are doing their best to make it pretty easy on that front.
The FA Cup is a bonus, but Napoli next week is where the season really starts.
With Arsenal as good as out of the competition and the two Manchester clubs playing Europa League ping-pong, there is no better incentive for the Londoners to excel on the biggest stage of all.