Cech pushes for Drogba-Torres pairing

May 02, 2012, 06:49 IST | AFP

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech believes Roberto Di Matteo should play both Fernando Torres and Didier Drogba against Newcastle tonight in a bid to blow their rivals out of the race for a top four finish.

Blues interim boss Di Matteo has rotated between Torres and Drogba as the focal point of his attack with impressive results in recent weeks. However, Cech would like to see the in-form duo unleashed when Newcastle visit Stamford Bridge for a crucial Premier League clash.

Fernando Torres (left) with Didier Drogba

With Chelsea desperate for a victory on Wednesday as they try to leapfrog the fifth placed Magpies and fourth placed Tottenham in the battle for Champions League qualification, Cech said: “I don’t know whether it would be done, but I’d start both.

“I believe it is possible. I am sure one day it will happen and there will be goals.” Torres’ resurgence has come at the same time as Drogba's most vibrant period of the season and between them the forwards have scored six goals in Chelsea’s last five matches. 

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