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CARLO Ancelotti says he cannot promise Chelsea fans a top-four finish this season after watching his side slump to their worst run of form in 15 years.
Ancelotti's men sit fifth in the Premier League table, a point behind Tottenham, and the Chelsea boss is not certain his side can claw their way back into the valuable Champions League spots.
The Blues boss said: "I am sure that we will finish in the top four, I have to maintain this. But I don't like to promise and I don't want to bet but I think that we have a possibility to stay in the top four."
"It will not be good to stay out of the Champions League. This club needs to play in this competition and one of the most important things for this club is to stay in the first four places.
"I didn't discuss this with Roman [Abramovich] when I spoke with him because at the moment we are not considering the possibility of staying out of the first four places.
"It is not impossible [finishing outside the top-four] but we have to pay attention. We didn't take this into consideration at the start of the season and we didn't speak about this. I think you can stay outside the Champions League for one season but no more than that."
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