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Di Matteo undecided over Drogba or Torres for FA Cup final

Di Matteo undecided over Drogba or Torres for FA Cup final

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A striker selection headache for the Chelsea interim boss as he plots how to beat Liverpool in the Wembley end of season showpiece

Interim Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo has stated that he is yet to decide what his team will be for the FA Cup final against Liverpool, and whether he will start with either Fernando Torres or Didier Drogba up front.

Since taking over from the sacked Andre Villas-Boas in March, the Italian has steered the club to 11 wins in his 16 matches in charge, a run of form which has seen them reach the FA Cup and Champions League finals.

A recurring theme during that superb run has been the willingness with which Di Matteo has utilised his whole squad, often opting to rotate between both Torres and Drogba, rather than starting both, but the 41 year-old is not looking beyond the Blues' upcoming league clash against Newcastle just yet, as the club remain well in the hunt for fourth spot.

"We have to play Newcastle on Wednesday and I need to reassess my players in the next couple of days to see how they have recovered and how they are, to pick a strong team," Di Matteo told reporters.

"Then we'll think about the final."

After Drogba's heroics in both legs against Barcelona and Torres' first hat-trick for the club in Sunday's 6-1 derby demolition of QPR, Di Matteo has an embarrassment of riches to pick from, and he believes that this is absolutely vital for future success.

"It's great for this football club that we've got all these players now full of confidence and belief in themselves, and everybody wants to play. It's fantastic.

"It's the only way we can achieve our targets."