Carlo hails Chelsea strikers

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti said that Chelsea have the 'best strikers in Europe' following his team's comfortable win in Copenhagen last night.

The Blues gave themselves a great opportunity to make it through to the quarter finals of the Champions League, with Nicolas Anelka scoring both goals in a 2-0 win, and the Italian was encouraged by the way that Anelka and Fernando Torres linked up. Starting without talisman Didier Drogba, who has been so important to the Londoners over the last few seasons, could have caused friction, by Ancelotti says that all three are happy to be rotated.

'I think we have the best strikers in Europe,' said the Chelsea manager. 'They are fantastic players, and I have an opportunity to choose the right players for each game. Didier had played for 120 minutes on Saturday and we want to maintain their fitness, but rotation could do them good with the Premier League and the Champions League to come. They are accepting my decisions without problems, and this is important. To have them available at the moment is important at this time of year.

'Torres's performance was very good. Sure, there's a little bit of disappointment because he could have scored, but it doesn't matter. His movement with Anelka was so good – he's doing better, game by game, and it doesn't matter if he didn't score. He created opportunities with his movement, and he will score in his next game.'

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