Chelsea boss Ancelotti rates Man City title contenders

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti says Manchester City are a genuine threat to their Premiership crown.

His only signings so far have been £6million Yossi Benayoun and Czech teenager Tomas Kalas, while Joe Cole, Michael Ballack and Juliano Belletti have been allowed to leave.

So it is hardly surprising the cautious Chelsea chief has been watching Manchester City's incredible spending spree with increasing interest.

He said: "City have spent more than any other team in Europe.

"For them this season is not just about aiming for fourth place. They will be fighting us for the title."

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