London, Jan.1 (ANI): Chelsea coach Carlo Ancelotti has described Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger as a very good magician for the way he continues to predict who will or will not achieve the Premier League title in 2009-10.
The Blues boss is bewildered by Wenger's constant claims that the Stamford Bridge outfit will drop points and collapse under the pressure of the closest championship race for years.
Wenger first claimed the Blues were vulnerable despite being crushed 3-0 at the Emirates at the end of November.
Ancelotti has hit back and insisted: "If Wenger said that after that game, he must be a very good magician."
"I have never said that Chelsea are unbeatable. There is no such team in football. We have had some problems in December and didn't win some important games. But the fact is that we are still top of the table and that means we have done better than any other team over the first six months," The Sun quoted Ancelotti, as saying.
"Chelsea are in first place and we deserve to be there. We have done a very good job to maintain that position even though we have dropped some points by drawing against Everton, West Ham and Birmingham recently. But the other teams have also had their bad moments and we have come through our period that was not so good. Now I think the problems are over for Chelsea," he added.
The Italian said: "Manchester United and Arsenal are both very close to us and it will be a very competitive championship right to the end of the season. I don't want to forget Arsenal and I do not rule out Manchester City." (ANI)