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Chelsea boss Scolari: No Abramovich demand for Champions League

Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari insists he's under no pressure from club owner Roman Abramovich to win the Champions League this season.

"I don't talk with Roman Abramovich about the Champions League," said Scolari, who makes his management debut in the competition on Tuesday night when Chelsea tackle Bordeaux at Stamford Bridge.

"It is not right to put out the idea that if you don't win then the coach is out. You don't know the history.

"Chelsea have tried for many years to win the Champions League and they got to last year's final, which was fantastic.

"Tomorrow we try again to arrive in the final but that is a long way away. It is not easy.

"It is not only this competition the players want to win. This is very important but if you say this is more important than other competitions, I say no."

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