Nemanja Vidic is thankful the Chelsea strike force is going through something of a goal drought as the two teams prepare to do European battle, ESPN report.
While Fernando Torres played for Liverpool he was considered as Vidic’s chief tormentor but the Spaniard’s lack of goals since moving to London pleases Vidic, however, the Man Utd defender is still aware that could change at any moment.
Having not won at Stamford Bridge for nine years, the Man Utd captain also said that Chelsea’s recent record between the two sides favours Carlo Ancelotti’s men, something which will give the Blues added belief they can reach the semi-finals.
The Serbian said: “In terms of this result, yes, they do have an edge because they had good ones against us, but this is Champions League and the name of the game for us on Wednesday is to try and score.”
Carlo wants to stay.
Carlo Ancelotti has expressed his desire to remain Chelsea manager as we enter the final straight of the season, the Press Association report.
Failure to retain their Premier League crown, as well as being out of all other domestic competitions, has led to incessant speculation concerning the Italians future, but he is still hopeful of renewing his current deal.
He said: “I want to stay at Chelsea. I would like to extend my contract because I love these players and I love this club.” He continued. “Obviously it is not my decision, but I don’t think they require me to win a trophy to retain my position.”
It is no secret that Roman Abramovich’s ultimate desire is to win Europe’s premier club competition, but a lack of any silverware this season may yet prove decisive for Ancelotti.
Carvalho wants Blues in final.
Former Chelsea defender Ricardo Carvalho hopes his new side get to meet his former side in this season’s Champions League, after admitting he is still in touch with many of his old teammates.
The two sides, Chelsea and Real Madrid, can only meet in the final of this season’s competition but the Portuguese defender was unequivocal in response when asked if he would like to play them in that final.
“Definitely” he said, without hesitation. “I know how much it would mean to them – to the club and the players. I still talk to many of them and they still mean a lot to me.”
Madrid play their first leg on tonight against Tottenham at the Bernabau, whilst Chelsea entertain Man Utd the following night at Stamford Bridge.