Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti defended Fernando Torres after another blank in defeat to Manchester United last night. Torres, a £50million signing, has not scored now in 10 hours for Chelsea and was booked for diving in the area in the final minutes of the game.

Ancelotti stood by his decision to keep Torres on the pitch for the whole game, choosing to substitute hard-working Didier Drogba rather than his out-of-sorts Spaniard for Nicolas Anelka late on.

The Blues' Italian manager said: "We have to have confidence in him, he has to have confidence and he will score."

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