Ancelotti decided on forwards
Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has decided who will start up front against Manchester United.
Last Updated: 06/04/11 8:06am
Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has revealed that he has decided who will start up front against Manchester United in their UEFA Champions League clash on Wednesday.
There has been plenty of speculation over whether the Italian will field either Fernando Torres, Didier Drogba, or both in the Blues' attack, with £50million striker Torres yet to net for his new club.
The Spaniard has been an estranged figure since moving at the end of January from Liverpool, but the jovial body language with his manager in training appeared to give the impression that he will start at Stamford Bridge.
"I would like to maintain a good atmosphere on the pitch, in training," said Ancelotti.
"My players know very well when they have to be serious on the pitch and when it can be fun.
"Criticism (of Torres) is not in Chelsea. It's outside Chelsea.
"We have seen Torres play well for the team.
"He didn't score, obviously. He's not happy for this reason, but he played well for the team.
"I hope he plays the same tomorrow - for the team."
Torres is now 10 matches without a goal for the Premier League holders, but despite the growing pressure of his price tag to start, Ancelotti denied he was under any force to play the Spanish international.
The two-time Champions League winner also knows what it takes to be successful in the tournament, and insisted that the club were good enough to end their wait and finally bring the trophy to Stamford Bridge.
"I already decided and I never had the pressure to choose the line-up," he added.
"They have experience, they have ability, to do everything to try to win the Champions League.
"They've come so close to winning it. Unfortunately, some little details were not good.
"I hope this season we can have better luck. But we have to deserve the luck. In the end, if you deserve to win, you will win."