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History suggests Ancelotti has zero chance surviving Chelsea axe

Carlo Ancelotti knows he's a dead man walking at Chelsea.

The Daily Mail says Chelsea are keen to appear as unruffled as possible by the disappointment of Tuesday's defeat by Manchester United in the quarter-final of the Champions League.

It means the Blues will finish the season without a trophy for only the second time in the Abramovich era. On both other occasions, the managers, Claudio Ranieri and Avram Grant, were fired at the end of the campaign.

Ancelotti is resigned to a similar fate but first the Italian will be expected to secure a place in the top three, which guarantees a place in next season's Champions League without the inconvenience of a play-off round in August.

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