For the third time this season Chelsea scored seven goals in one game,beating Stoke 7-0 at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
The victory meant that Chelsea leapfrogged跳过Manchester United to the top of the Premier League with just a one-point lead.
With only two games left in the season,it seems that Chelsea are in pole position有利位置to win their first league title for four years.
I don't feel any pressure now.I am calm and quiet because the title is in our hands.
Carlo Ancelotti,Chelsea manager
Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti says that the pressure is off减轻负担、压力his team following Sunday's result.
"I don't feel any pressure now.I am calm and quiet because the title is in our hands.We can decide our destiny命运,"said Ancelotti.
The phrase'the title is in our hands'means that Chelsea are not depending on external factors to decide their future-they are masters of their own destiny掌握自己的命运.
The victory seemed to have sparked Ancelotti's sense of humour幽默感,a quality rarely seen in football managers.
Joking about the number of goals scored against Stoke,Ancelotti quipped和某人说笑:
"I would have preferred to keep two or three goals for next week.I forgot to tell my players this!"
We had our pants pulled down and our backsides slapped.
Tony Pulis,Stoke manager
And it seems that the jokey mood好开玩笑的心情was infectious有传染力的with Stoke manager managing a quip of his own,even if it was tinged带有…意味with bitterness.
"They were far the better team,we were lucky to get nil,"said Tony Pulis.
Joking aside,Pulis gave a vivid description of what had happened to his team:
"We had our pants pulled down and our backsides slapped被打屁股,"said Pulis.
The Premier League title will now be decided over the next two games for Chelsea and Manchester United,with the biggest match next week's encounter between Liverpool and Chelsea.
One thing that the Chelsea manager is sure of is that there will be a decisive result明确的结果this season.
"It won't come down to goal difference to decide it,"Ancelotti added.
"There will be one team that arrives in first place and another who arrives in second place."