A poll!

What would you do if you were Carlo Ancelotti?

Maybe one of these would stand a better chance of scoring?


The Spoiler has a friend who loves hypothetical questions like you would not believe. Barely a conversation goes by without him asking the type of questions that would make a five-year-old wince and have Jeremy Paxman spin in his grave. Questions like…

If you could only have your eggs done one way for the rest of your life, how would you have them?

If you could only eat one animal for the rest of your life, which one would it be?

Would you rather have sex with your dad while your dog watched, or sex with your dog while your dad watched?

And so on… Anyway, here’s another hypothetical question where we can all pretend to know better than a Champions League winning manager…

Fernando Torres has yet to score for Chelsea, you know that, we know that, and Carlo Ancelotti definitely knows that. So, with a massive game must win game at Old Trafford coming up tomorrow night, The Spoiler wants to know what you’d do with the Chelsea attack?

The 4-4-2 formation is about as much use to Chelsea as a one legged man is to an arse-kicking competition, but with Torres and Didier Drogba to accommodate, it looks like the only formation available for the big games.

OR IS IT? Can you drop Torres for this game and revert back to the 4-5-1 formation that worked a treat last year and sort-of worked against Wigan?

OR! Should he persist with Torres now that the lank-haired and totally excellent Yossi Benayoun is back and linking up wellish with him? He can then drop Drogba and have Torres as the lone striker which is by far and away the Spaniards’ best position (if Spain can move David Villa about to accommodate Torres, surely Drogba can be dropped?).

For what it’s worth, The Spoiler would drop Torres and have the five in midfield with Drogba up top.

What do you reckon? Is Ancelotti under pressure from on high to play Torres? Should he start? Should they SELL HIM in the summer? Let us know what you reckon below…

6 responses so far
  • Brian // April 11, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    Why Chelsea bought him (and paid that much!) for him is somewhat beyond me. He hasn’t been his old self for a few seasons now. Considering the rumblings out of Atletico from Aguero and Forlan, among other players around Europe, I don’t see how there couldn’t have been a better option. Also, leaving Torres is and substituting Drogba out last week was nuts. Fernando Torres: the new Shevchenko?

  • R2Dad // April 11, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    dad….or dag? your friend is tweekin’….

  • Gaffer Tom // April 11, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    go 4-3-3 with Malouda – Dr Ogba – and Anelka up front. That is all.

  • elcynico // April 11, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Only a fool like Abramovich would have paid £25m for Veron, £30+m for Shevchenko & £50m for Torres plus all the money he spent on other losers. He thinks he knows football & no one at Chelsea will tell him different because he’s the Tsar. Next £100m for kaka

  • luigi cornuto // April 12, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    Whats more stupid?
    Paying a fortune for a guy and playing him when he
    cant score?
    Or paying a fortune for a guy who hasnt panned out but the year he does and LEADS the league in goals, he’s benched for a third of the season?

    The first option is very common and its normal when you think about it. People want to get their moneys worth.

    I have yet to see a sport where the league top scorer is benched for so long.
    Well maybe ice hockey where th phrase ‘hes only a goalscorer’ is very fashionable.
    Of course, hockey is a sport where men wear garter belts to hold their socks up and every scandal is of some manager diddling some ‘young’16-17 boy and the lads love to play strip penalties where the loser gets to take his clothes off. That sport has serious issues.

    malouda, Drogba, Lampard
    Essien Ramires
    Cole, JT, Sideshow Dave, Ana Ivanovic

  • Bob The Realist // April 13, 2011 at 1:12 am

    Chelsea should use this lineup this year:

    Cech, Paulo Ferreira, Gallas, Terry, Del Horno, Essien, Lampard, Makelele, Duff, Crespo , Drogba.


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