Carlo Ancelotti insists Fernando Torres’ goal drought is of no concern after the striker drew another blank at Bloomfield Road last night, Sky Sports report.
The Spaniard has now gone five games at his new club without a goal but his manager is not concerned.
The Italian said: “It is important he works for the team and he is doing that now and game by game he will improve and he will score. We are happy with his performance, he is a top scorer and he will score, this is not a problem.”
He also believes Torres and Drogba are starting to find their feet together: “He showed good movement with Drogba in the first half and I think they played well, it was a good combination at the start of the game.”
Blues eye Subotic bid.
Borussia Dortmund are preparing themselves for big money bids this summer for star centre-back Neven Subotic, the Metro reports.
English scouts from Arsenal, Manchester Coty and Chelsea were reportedly sent over to watch the £20m rated defender in action this weekend, as he helped his side to another clean sheet in their match with FC Koln.
The 22-year-old was linked with a move to Stamford Bridge in January but Dortmund chief Hans-Joachim Watzke ruled out letting a player of his calibre leave midway through the season.
But he did say if the club received a ‘fantastic’ offer for him in the summer they would ‘consider’ letting him leave.
Ancelotti expects stay.
In the wake of continued speculation linking Carlo Ancelotti to a return to Italy, he said yesterday he expects to be Chelsea manager next season, the Express report.
The Italian however has not ruled out a return to Italy one day, specifically Roma, but he says he is adamant he remains focused on the job in hand.
“There are a lot of rumours in Italy but I want to be clear that I want to stay here, I said one day in an interview that my dream is to train Roma, because Roma was my first team as a player,”
He continued. “But it’s a dream and In the future I would like to do this, not now.”