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Eriksson: Grant can win the lot for Chelsea

After defeat to Chelsea, Manchester City boss Sven Goran Eriksson insists Avram Grant can silence his critics and win the Double this season.

City's boss said: "I have experience of this myself. I hope he's stronger than that because who could care less, really? I think he's doing a great job. He's a good man. It's never easy to be a manager fighting for two titles. Now and then you lose a match, of course.

"Chelsea have a good chance in the Champions League. They need to turn around the result from Turkey but they will do that. Unfortunately for him, he's in charge of a team who almost have to win every game. It's the same with United and I suppose it's the same with Arsenal.

"With these teams, the expectations are so big. You have to fight for the league, for European Cups, but Chelsea are doing very well - they have a chance to win everything."

Eriksson added: "There's a big difference in terms of personality between Jose Mourinho and Grant, but I know both and I like them both.

"It's always dangerous to criticise managers. Let's wait until the season has finished. I wish we had only lost two league games."

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