Chelsea FC Update – Tickets

Anders Villas Boas, Chelsea FC

Carlo Ancelotti, former Blues boss, has reportedly been offered several players during the January transfer window including Fernando Torres.

“I have been offered many players, but Cavani and Torres are not part of them,” said Ancelotti.

“Many names are linked to me only because I had a good relationship with them, such as Drogba and Malouda.”

Torres has scored just five goals since his record move from Liverpool at the start of 2011 and has even started taking extra training sessions in a bid to end his goal drought.

Carlo Ancelotti, who Villas-Boas succeeded as Chelsea manager last summer, remarked that Didier Drogba needed to be sold for Fernando Torres to flourish at Stamford Bridge.

But Villas-Boas replied, “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.”

Torres had a record-breaking £50million move from Liverpool almost a year ago.

The 27-year-old Torres only began scoring when Drogba was out injured.

And Torres has been restored to the starting line-up following Drogba’s departure for African Nations Cup duty.

Villas-Boas said, “We have a player like Dzeko with plenty of goals but he’s not used all the time by City,” Villas-Boas said. “The numbers, statistically, are impressive for Dzeko. “He had scored 10 goals in the first few weeks of the season. “But Mancini feels others offer something positive and different for the team.”

“It hurts everybody in the sense of goal statistics but he’s doing tremendously for the team. “He’s a striker with a hunger for goals who wants to be in the box.

“We’ve seen him in the box, we’ve seen him arrive and create danger. “As long as he’s working well for the team, I don’t care how the statistics will finish and how dramatic people think they are.”

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