Carlo relishes title triumph

Chelsea head coach Carlo Ancelotti was ecstatic after seeing his side clinch the Premier League title in style with an 8-0 thrashing of Wigan Athletic at Stamford Bridge.

The Italian is in his first season in charge of the Blues and could yet guide them to a double, with Chelsea facing Portsmouth in next weekend's FA Cup final.

Ancelotti beamed:"We had a fantastic season, not only by winning the Premier League but because we showed a good style on the pitch. After the first year, I hope to stay here a long time and win a lot of titles.

"We closed the season very well with a fantastic performance. I think that, at the start of this match, there was a bit of pressure on us and we didn't play so well.

"But we played much better in the second half. We played a good match and won and that was our aim – to win this game and close this title.

"We are very happy and I want to say a lot of thanks – to my owner, Roman Abramovich, to my club and everyone who worked with me in this season, supporting me every day and above all my players.

"I found a fantastic team here who worked very well every day, maintaining a good atmosphere as a team. We won this title because we played as a team and worked as a team, everyone.

"Not only the players. Everyone at the club who was involved this season wanted to win this title and, in the end, everyone did a fantastic job.

"It's a fantastic moment. I remember every victory because every one stays in your mind. I'm happy to have done this in my first season.

"I had a lot of help because I found a team and a club with fantastic organisation. So it was easy for me to do my best.

"We had fantastic opponents and Manchester United stayed with us right to the end. I said it would go to the last game, so we have to be proud and happy that we won against such a fantastic team like United."

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