14 May 2010

Ancelotti warns his players ahead of FA Cup final

12:02 pm on 14 May 2010

Manager Carlo Ancelotti has warned his Chelsea players they can take nothing for granted in Sunday morning's FA Cup final against Portsmouth.

Ancelotti's side were crowned Premier League champions last weekend after the 8-0 defeat of Wigan ensured they pipped Manchester United to the crown by just one point.

Now they can complete the club's first ever league and FA Cup double by beating a Pompey side that will start next season in the Championship after being relegated following a chaotic campaign marred by financial problems.

Ancelotti, who confirmed captain John Terry will start after recovering from a training ground injury scare, acknowledges his side go into the game at Wembley as clear favourites to hoist their second trophy of the season.

But the Italian has quickly discovered this season that the FA Cup is capable of throwing up any number of surprises.

And Ancelotti points to Portsmouth's unexpected semi-final victory over Tottenham as evidence of the potential threat posed by Avram Grant's side.