Chelsea striker Anelka puts Champions League ahead of Premiership title

Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka has placed winning the Champions League ahead of defending their Premiership crown.

While the Frenchman reckons the usual suspects will be in the mix for honours, he insists Champions League glory has become the No 1 priority at Stamford Bridge.

He said: "Our aim this season is to finally win the Champions League.

"Could we win a treble, the way Inter Milan did last season? Not so fast - it will be a tough job just to defend our league title.

"Our biggest rivals will of course be Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal, while Manchester City could play a major role.

"But I believe that this will be the most thrilling season ever in the history of the Premier League."

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