Blues boss reveals that Spain striker will be in the squad for the Champions League quarter-final but is keeping quiet on whether he will begin the gameChelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti will not say whether Fernando Torres will start against Manchester United in the Champions League, but insists the £50 million striker is happy at Stamford Bridge.
Torres has made seven appearances for the Blues since joining from Liverpool in January but has failed to find the net so far for his new club.
However, Ancelotti has backed his misfiring striker and says people need to give him time to settle.
“He doesn’t have a problem. The feeling is good. He is not happy because he didn’t score in this kind of game but it was not necessary,” said Ancelotti in his pre-match press conference.
“He is very happy to stay here. He is very relaxed in the training, he is feeling good, I think.
“Just because it is a new team for him, it is a new world. So you have to give him time to settle. I believe in my players, not just Fernando."
Torres has given United defender Nemanja Vidic trouble in recent clashes between the two and although Ancelotti wouldn’t confirm whether Torres would be in the starting line-up, he says the Spain international will continue to get chances and is in the squad.
“I am not the type of manager who feels if a player is not playing well he will not give him the possibility to play again," he said.
“I want to support the player if the moment is not so good. But as a performer, I am happy with Fernando’s performances. He will play tomorrow.
“I don’t want to say who will play tomorrow. I don’t want to give an advantage."