Roberto Di Matteo does not regret dropping Fernando Torres to the bench for Chelsea's UEFA Champions League defeat against Juventus in Turin on Tuesday.
The Blues lost the match 3-0 and, to stand any chance of reaching the last 16, the west London club must now rely on Shakhtar Donetsk beating the Italian club in the final round of group games in two weeks' time.
Fabio Quagliarella, Arturo Vidal and Sebastian Giovinco were the scorers as Juve moved to within one point of reaching the knockout stages at the expense of Chelsea.
But Di Matteo defended his team selection, with substitute Torres only joining the action in the 71st minute.
The Chelsea boss said: "I thought this was the team to beat Juventus but if the result is negative you always face repercussions.
"Torres, like all players who don't start, was disappointed but he certainly has a future and we all have to pick ourselves up again.
"I wanted a different approach tonight and to move the three centre-backs around.