Date: 19th January 2014 at 7:33pm
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Before the kick-off, the general consensus of opinion, on Vital Chelsea, was that we`d have preferred Fernando Torres to be selected ahead of Samuel Eto`o.

Our reasoning was that Torres, somehow, always seems to give Nemanja Vidic a hard time.

As it turns out and as usually is the case, the ‘Special One` was proven correct with Eto`o helping himself to a hat-trick as our strikers kept up their record of scoring in every fixture this year.

But why did Jose Mourinho select Eto`o ahead of Torres?

After the game Jose explained, to the media, why, remarking,

‘Fernando is very dangerous with space, more powerful than Samuel, and I thought Manchester Untied were not coming to give me space, they came here to be compact. I thought Samuel was someone with more technical abilities and more movement in small spaces. It was a difficult decision but my feeling was for this game Samuel was more adapted.’

Sometimes, or should that be most times in Jose`s case, those gut feelings are proven correct which I guess is what makes him special.