RDM - Players up for it

Cheslea boss faces a selection headache ahead of FA Cup final

Fernando Torres: In-form striker will be desperate to face his former club

Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo insists his players are well up for the FA Cup final with Liverpool on Saturday.

Di Matteo will decide on his line-up on Friday night and faces a selection headache in midfield and attack, especially with Didier Drogba and Fernando Torres both in such fine form.

The Chelsea boss says all his available squad want to be a part of the Wembley final and land the silverware.

"Everybody wants to be part of it tomorrow, to play tomorrow," he said.

"They'll all want to put their bodies on the line."


Torres will be desperate to face his former club, who he left for £50million just over a year ago.

"The fact that it's his old team, that's part of the past," Di Matteo said.

"He's a Chelsea player now and will be for many years. He's been doing well for me since I've been in charge.

"We all faced criticism for this season, so it's nice when sometimes you don't get all that criticism."

Kenny Dalglish has never lost to Chelsea during his two spells as Liverpool manager and Di Matteo knows it will be tough.

He added: "We always had difficult games against Liverpool.

"They're a good side with excellent players.

"We'll have to be very, very good tomorrow."

What will be the outcome in the match Chelsea vs Liverpool?

  • Chelsea
  • Draw
  • Liverpool