11 Apr '11, 1am

Torres riddle dogs Chelsea ahead of United trip Straits Times @ #manu

MANCHESTER (United Kingdom) - CARLO Ancelotti must solve the riddle of 50 million pound (S$102.6 million) misfit Fernando Torres as his Chelsea side bid to overturn their Champions League quarter-final first leg defeat against Manchester United at Old Trafford here on Tuesday. When the Londoners smashed the British transfer record to land Torres in January, the move was viewed as a clear statement of intent that the club saw the Spaniard as the key to achieving Champions League success. But a staggering 648 minutes of playing time later, Torres is yet to open his account for his new club, and his arrival has disrupted the established striking partnership of Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka. In last week's first leg at Stamford Bridge, won 1-0 by United thanks to a Wayne Rooney goal, Ancelotti began with Drogba and Torres in tandem. Yet the partnership never once looked lik...

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