Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has insisted Roman Abramovich is "too intelligent" to try to force him to play Fernando Torres.
Rumours persist the Â£50million signing of Torres was one of Abramovich's whims, something Ancelotti has always denied. But the idea gathered momentum when - despite completely outshining his strike partner - Didier Drogba was substituted instead of the Spaniard in Wednesday night's Champions League quarter-final first-leg defeat to Manchester United.
Asked if he feared Abramovich's reaction were he to leave Torres out on Tuesday, the Italian said: "No, I never thought that. Roman's so intelligent, he'd never ask me not to do this."