Ancelotti left feeling blue

12 April 2011 10:30
Carlo Ancelotti's mighty gamble on £50million man Fernando Torres backfired as Chelsea crashed out of the Champions League with a 2-1 defeat at Manchester United to place a massive question mark over his future as Blues boss. As Sir Alex Ferguson has noted, Roman Abramovich is obsessed by winning this competition. As the Russian was in the directors' box, looking down as United emerged triumphant, Javier Hernandez and Park Ji-sung finding the net either side of half-time, it can only be concluded he is not a happy man. And with Ancelotti insisting he is under no pressure to play Torres, who began the game but was replaced at half-time by Didier Drogba, the only conclusion to be reached is that he will carry the can for what was so obviously a gross selection error. While Torres has now failed to score in 11 Chelsea games, Drogba continues to look a threat. He was the man who briefly threatened to derail United after Ramires was sent off. It was a false dawn. Chelsea are staring down the barrel of a trophyless season and Ancelotti will be in the firing line if Abramovich decides to pull the trigger.

Source: PA