It’s not been an easy few weeks for the Blues, but Chelsea have finally started to haul themselves back on track, with manager Carlo Ancelotti publicly declaring his intention to remain with the club, in the process quashing the damaging quit rumours that had been rapidly circulating in the press.
Despite the fact that Ancelotti was clearly not happy at the way the club effectively undermined his position by releasing Ray Wilkins from his contract without any notice, it appears that the desire he has to guide the club to its first ever Champions League win, something Chelsea betting believes he can achieve, has contributed towards the Italian’s decision to stay at the helm of the Stamford Bridge outfit.
Whilst he has not said this openly, his recent press conferences have shown that he has clearly been dissatisfied with the manner in which developments have occurred at the club, with certain decisions cutting him out of the loop in Chelsea’s hierarchy.
However, after announcing that he has “no idea” where quit rumours have come from, the manager has now firmly planted himself back onside with club owner Roman Abramovich, a man who does not tolerate any challenge to the way in which he chooses to run the club, as Jose Mourinho found out to his cost a few years ago.
If Chelsea can begin to transfer their success at dealing with their off the field problems on to the pitch, they should soon start to pick up the sort of points that they have been dropping recently. If they can do this, then the Blues and even Arsenal betting pundits will know that they may be able to reignite their title challenge that has lapsed so badly in recent weeks as well as continue to make excellent progress in the Champions League… and perhaps even go on to win it for the first time.