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Italian boss suggests that he may favor pairing the Ivorian and the World Cup winner up front, but insists he will have to make a decision after the club’s next training session

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has dropped a hint that he may choose to start with Didier Drogba and Fernando Torres up front in the upcoming game against Manchester United, but insists that he will make his final decision based on the next training session.

Torres broke his duck against West Ham United recently, but that goal was was the only one he has scored in his last 15 games for the club.

The Spaniard was also substituted during the second half of the game against Tottenham at the weekend, with his replacement Salomon Kalou scoring the winner.

According to The Mirror, Ancelotti said: "To make a decision about the line-up, I have to forget the past.

"I have to look at the next training session.

"For 60 minutes [against Tottenham], Drogba and Torres played with good combination. But he [Torres] got a little bit tired and I put Kalou on to try and find some more space to attack.

"It's not so important, the shape. It's more important that you put the players with the best ability together. It's important to have players in good form, in good condition. If we want to win there, we have to use intensity.

"We did our job [against Tottenham], to stay three points behind Manchester United. That's fantastic. Our job was to win, we won and now our next job is to prepare well for Manchester United."

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