Another game for Chelsea, another day on the bench for Fernando Torres.
After a very rough stretch of results for Andre Villas-Boas and Chelsea, the Blues seem to finally be settling into a rhythm.
The 4-3-3 has allowed Juan Mata and Daniel Sturridge the freedom to create scoring opportunities regularly, and Didier Drogba has converted a good number of them recently as well.
But while all this is good news for Chelsea, it has been very bad news for Fernando Torres.
The Spaniard, after a decent stretch of good form, is back to being out-of-form, and it seems AVB is tired of it.
Although he continues to promise Torres opportunities to shine, he seems firmly set on selecting Didier Drogba for Chelsea's important matches and was not even willing to send on Fernando Torres today when Chelsea were up a man and pressing for the win.
Instead, he opted for Frank Lampard, who continues to show his importance and value to the team by fighting for every appearance and converting the penalty opportunity when he was called upon.
And though Nicolas Anelka is now on his way to China, Torres still faces competition for substitute appearances up front from the likes of Florent Malouda and Solomon Kalou, the latter of which recently scored as a substitute in Chelsea's league match against Newcastle.
Will Fernando Torres be the next Andriy Shevchenko? That's the big question on every commentator's lips these days.
It's too early to tell, but with each passing week it seems there are more obstacles in the way of a miraculous recovery of ability for Fernando Torres.