Carlo Ancelotti: Euro prize would be special

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Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has explained how important it would be for the Londoners to win the Champions League this season.

The Blues get their European adventure up and running at Slovakian side MSK Zilina on Tuesday evening and, following their league and cup double last term, the Italian coach would love to see the coveted prize arrive at Stamford Bridge at the end of this term.

"It's the competition which has given me the most satisfaction in my career, both as a player and as a coach, so it has a very special importance for me to take part in and to win it," he said.

"In Europe, everyone knows the importance of this trophy.

"A London team hasn't won the Champions League, but this season there is a better chance with three teams in the competition and the final is at Wembley so for London it is a special year.

"For Chelsea, the Champions League is just as important a competition as the championship because the Premier League is very important in England.

"Given that we won it last year, it would be great to win something in Europe as well as at home."

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