Aside from just the six defenders, Jose Mourinho has sprung another surprise in the Chelsea lineup tonight by naming Fernando Torres as the lone striker. Having failed to net in the first leg, many fans expected Demba Ba to retain his place after his crucial goal at Anfield on Sunday.
Torres hasn’t netted in eleven appearances, with the Spaniard’s last goal coming back in February. Chelsea supporters will be praying that the the occasion will finally bring the best out of their £50 million man.
Fans on Twitter have been divided since the announcement of the lineups.
— Tony Ding (@misterding) April 30, 2014
— Adam MacGearailt (@FitzyAdam) April 30, 2014
Torres hat trick. You heard it here first.
— Martin Mc Hugh (@mmchugh5) April 30, 2014
Fernando Torres will score the game winning goal
— Nick DeFeo (@nj8defeo) April 30, 2014
Jose is smart. He's using this Azpi thing to distract us from the fact Torres is starting.
— H (@Hassan241) April 30, 2014
Torres. Oh god no. Please.
— Khanay (@Moufana) April 30, 2014
Why is torres in the starting line up today again #CFC
— Sterling |Alquida| (@Naldo31rs) April 30, 2014
Not too sure about Torres. We need Demba Ba instead, to dominate first half, take the lead and then go defence mode! #CFCLive
— Adnan Belushi (@AdnanBelushi) April 30, 2014