Didier Drogba's Chelsea future is hanging in the balance after he was dropped for the Blues FA Cup replay at Southend.
The 30-year-old striker has been left out of the side following a disappointing performance in the 3-0 loss at Old Trafford on Sunday.
Blues boss Luiz Felipe Scolari admitted if players don't perform, they won't play.
He told BBC Sport: "All the players have had their chance. I have given every player at least five or six games to impress."
"I will give them their chance and I need answers."
Drogba has been constantly linked with a move to Inter Milan to rejoin former boss Jose Mourinho and the Ivorian Coast international has been a shadow of the player he was last season.
This season Drogba has netted just one league goal in 16 appearances for the 2006-07 champions.
Meanwhile, in an animated-as-ever press conference, Scolari was questioned about the security of his position.
After a long pause, the former Brazil manager said, "You need to ask the board."