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Carlo Ancelotti has poured scorn on speculation that he will be leaving Chelsea, saying that he will be staying on until the club's owner Roman Abramovich decides that he wants to make a change.

Ancelotti's side crashed out of the FA Cup against Everton on Saturday, after losing yet another penalty shoot-out, and pressure is increasing on the Italian. The Blues play against Copenhagen in the Champions League tomorrow night, and with the team playing as badly as they are could risk having their season effectively finish by the end of February. From looking like nailed-on title winners in October the Londoners could finish outside the top four for the first time since 2003, a situation that would deprive them of much-needed status and revenue, and which would surely see Ancelotti get the sack.

'Chelsea will not go out against Copenhagen,' he said. 'Playing this game gives us the right kind of pressure. We have 180 minutes coming up to win this tie. We have to maintain our levels, stay together and work hard together. Maybe this game will be a good moment to get a result and, obviously, keep our season alive. We are out of the FA Cup, and we haven't done well in the Premier League: to win the Champions League will not be easy, but it brings great motivation for all of us.

'As for me, I am not here to consider my own position. It is the owner who has to consider my position. I just have to work and try my best. The pressure is football – you have to be able to manage at moments like this.'

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