THE SMART money will not be on it happening, but Roberto Di Matteo says he has not ruled out the possibility of starting tomorrow's FA Cup Final with both Didier Drogba and Fernando Torres.
It is unthinkable that he will omit Drogba from such an occasion, given that the Ivorian has scored in all three FA Cup finals Chelsea have played in at the new stadium – scoring the only goal twice.
But Torres (pictured) is suddenly looking full of confidence and sharper than he has ever been since his move from Anfield. He might also just find an extra gear playing against his old club, as the Blues seek a fourth FA Cup triumph in six seasons.
“I think it's a question of what is best for the team. If I feel it will be best, I will do it,” said Chelsea's interim boss, who would have to ditch the team's preferred formation to play both men.
"As a striker, you are living for the goals and the confidence that comes from that. I'm sure he [Torres] in a good mood now, but he was fine before.
“It's always a difficult decision when I have to leave players out,” said Chelsea's interim boss.
“It's not just the two strikers. We have a lot of competition in midfield as well. But we all have to be pleased that we've got two strikers at the moment that are both in good form.
“Everybody wants to be a part of it. All the players want to play tomorrow and it's going to be difficult to make decisions. I will make the final decisions tonight. I'm going to think about it this afternoon.”
The mere fact Chelsea are up against Liverpool would not swing it for Torres to be included, however.
“I think Torres would be fully motivated to play against any opposition,” Di Matteo said.
“The fact that it's his old team – that's part of the past now. He's a Chelsea player now and will be for many years.”