Ancelotti Must Also Show Commitment to Winning the Premier League

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 06:  New Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti faces the media during a press conference at Stamford Bridge on July 6, 2009 in London, England.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Adam O'ConnorContributor IJuly 13, 2009

Since Carlo Ancelotti has become Chelsea manager from the "Rossoneri", AC Milan, much has been made of the requirement that Chelsea need to win the Champions League. This is understandable; it is the one trophy that has thus far eluded what has become one of the biggest clubs in world football.

Indeed, it is often the case that because of their comparative lack of success in Europe, the fans of Liverpool and Manchester United mock Chelsea for having what they deem to be "no history".

However, Ancelotti must not forget his responsibility to deliver a third Premier League title to the King's Road outfit.

A club with the squad, wealth, and immense talent that Chelsea possess expect good results in domestic competitions, as well as completing the looming task of becoming European Champions.

AC Milan may have won the Champions League twice under Ancelotti, but the Serie A only once. Ancelotti must realise that although the apparent priority to Chelsea fans is the Champions League, many would be overjoyed with another Premier League title.

By all means try to win the Champions League, but not at the expense of a solid effort and performance in the Premier League—the best league in the world.

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