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Time for Chelsea to pair Didier Drogba and Fernando Torres

Carlo Ancelotti would appear to have an embarrassment of riches up front but with his team's season hinging upon the next few weeks, he may now have to be ruthless when it comes to selection and brave when it comes to tactics. In my opinion he has to switch the shape of his line-up and pick his best twosome up top.

Forwards depend on service from midfield team-mates and defenders breaking in support. But, as individuals, strikers have to possess certain qualities – pace, strength, skill, awareness – if they are to flourish. An ideal frontline has a combination of those assets, yet there is always a danger of falling into the trap of trying to accommodate players of similar styles. You must always have a balance. It is that which Chelsea lack.

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