Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas denies Fernando Torres is intimidated by Didier Drogba. Villas-Boas was confident Torres had not become the latest Blues striker to be "devoured" by Drogba, as Carlo Ancelotti claimed this week.

Villas-Boas rejected Ancelotti's analysis on Thursday afternoon, saying: "It would be unfair for a player of Fernando's personality and dimension to conclude that one is inflicting on the other one's belief.

"If that was the case with any player, it would be a mental weakness or a mental block, which is not the case in my opinion."