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Didier Drogba sidelined for Man United clash as Fernando Torres prays for his first Chelsea goal

01 Mar 2011 07:40:59

Didier Drogba sidelined for Man United clash as Fernando Torres prays for his first Chelsea goal

Didier Drogba faces another night of frustration on the bench on Tuesday night at Chelsea's clash with Manchester United. No longer the man for the big occasion at Stamford Bridge, the 32-year-old striker will again have to watch as Fernando Torres takes what used to be his place alongside Nicolas Anelka. Both Drogba and Torres are out of form but it is the Ivorian who will sit out again As Sportsmail exclusively predicted, Carlo Ancelotti dropped Drogba for the Barclays Premier League trip to Fulham two weeks ago and left him out again when his side met Copenhagen in the Champions League. Now Drogba has to deal with missing exactly the kind of match he relishes most. Ancelotti refused to confirm his plans yesterday. Of Torres, he said: 'He will be involved in the game. I don't know for how many minutes.' He then merely repeated himself with regard to Drogba. 'He will be involved in the game. I don't know for how many minutes.' Torres, 26, has a fine record against United and Ancelotti hopes he can build on that with his first goal since making his ?50million move from Liverpool to Chelsea last month. 'Obviously for a striker it is important to score,' added the Chelsea manager.  Rooney free to face Chelsea as FA confirm no action over elbowIn the line of fire: Ancelotti admits he is angry with Cole over air rifle incidentAll the latest Chelsea news, features and opinionAll the latest Man United news, features and opinion  Explore more:People: Fernando Torres, Nicolas Anelka, Didier Drogba, Carlo Ancelotti Places: Liverpool, Copenhagen


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