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Carlo Ancelotti's mighty gamble on £50million man Fernando Torres backfired as Chelsea crashed out of the Champions League following a 2-1 defeat on the night and 3-1 aggregate loss at Manchester United to place a massive question mark over his future as Blues boss.

As Roman Abramovich was in the directors' box, looking down as United emerged triumphant, Javier Hernandez and Park Ji-sung finding the net either side of half-time, it can only be concluded he is not a happy man.

Chelsea's task was made even harder 20 minutes from time when Ramires was sent off for a second yellow card and even though Didier Drogba levelled on the night, it was not enough as Torres' Chelsea goal drought stretched to 11 games.

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