Chelsea sparkle but there’s still room for Torres, insists spoilt for choice Ancelotti


CHELSEA manager Carlo Ancelotti may have seen his side run riot at the Stadium of Light but he insists there is still room in his forward line for £50m recruit Fernando Torres.

The Spaniard didn’t travel with his new teammates to the north east, but Ancelotti confirmed he is in line to make his debut against his former club Liverpool on Sunday.

“I think we need Torres even after scoring four goals,” he said. “Tomorrow and the next day we will test Torres. I think he has not problems with fitness because he played the last game with Liverpool.”

The champions kept within striking range of the top three with a fine win against a Sunderland side who took an early lead through Phil Bardsley.

Chelsea responded with a penalty from Frank Lampard and a Salomon Kalou strike to lead, before Kieran Richardson’s free-kick ended the first-half scoring in the 26th minute.

John Terry slammed his side ahead on the hour mark and Nicolas Anelka, whose place is most under threat from Torres’ arrival, wrapped up the points in the 90th minute.