We're out of the doldrums now, says Ancelotti

Carlo Ancelotti is confident that his Chelsea side have recovered their form after winning two league games in six days. The Premier League champions' results had declined seriously throughout the winter but, after winning three consecutive matches, Ancelotti believes his team have left their poor spell behind them.

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Unlikely goal hero Phil Bardsley is backing Sunderland to maintain their charge for Europe in the most unpredictable of seasons. Sunderland's hopes of completing a famous Premier League double over reigning champions Chelsea on Tuesday night were dashed despite the 25-year-old full-back's stunning fourth-minute opener.

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Bosingwa own goal dents Chelsea's title hopes

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