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'If we beat United, we will win the trophy'

Chelsea battled through a touch match on Saturday, struggling to beat bottom club Wigan Athletic in a dire encounter at Stamford Bridge. The Blues ran out eventual 1-0 winners, but it appeared to many that their minds were already focussed on Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Manchester United.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side have to win at Old Trafford to save their season, and Yossi Benayoun, who has only just come back from a long injury layoff, is convinced that Chelsea can win the Champions League if they get past United tomorrow.

‘Everyone knows – the manager, the players – that we are playing to save our season,’ Benayoun said. ‘It is our final on Tuesday.

‘It's most likely we will finish in the top three or four and be in the Champions League next season. That's almost done. But the only trophy we can win is the European Cup. If we win this game it will change everything. I'm sure of that. If we beat United, we will win the trophy.’

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