TORRES NOT TO BLAME, SAYS ANCELOTTI
Carlo Ancelotti has insisted Chelsea’s record-breaking signing of Fernando Torres was not to blame for the end of the mini-revival that has seen them once again marooned outside the Barclays Premier League top four.
Chelsea 1 Everton 1 AET (Everton win on penalties): Ashley Cole and Nicolas Anelka bottle it
As the triumphant anthems of the Mersey erupted around The Shed, the blue shirts of Chelsea slunk away to confront their latest crisis as the holders crashed out of the FA Cup.
Frank Lampard’s FA Cup wish for ‘fantastic man’ Ancelotti
Chelsea take on Everton in an FA Cup fourth-round replay at Stamford Bridge tomorrow, with the Italian having been under pressure for months due to the club’s slump in form which has left them fifth in the Premier League after starting the season so well.