Finally, a Fernando Torres sighting! Using up his last available substitution, Carlo Ancelotti has brought Fernando Torres into the game for Chelsea, replacing Solomon Kalou. The Ivorian international had been very good in his previous four games for Chelsea, but he's been ineffective against Manchester United today, though it's hard to determine to what degree his performance's shortcomings are his fault.
Torres finally has the monkey off his back, having scored for Chelsea in the Premier League, but breaking the curse wasn't enough to get him into the starting lineup for tonight's game. It wasn't a bad decision by Ancelotti, as Didier Drogba has probably been the closest Chelsea player to "effective" during this poor performance, but it's still a sad indictment of the start of Torres' Chelsea career that a £50 million man isn't first choice for the biggest games.
If he scores a hat trick, he'd probably establish himself as a Chelsea hero while re-establishing himself as a Liverpool hero in the same game.