NEIL ROBERTSON said he would spend more time worrying about Chelsea’s poor form than fretting about appearing in another Betway UK Championship final.

The Australian, bidding for his second UK crown at the York Barbican, was merciless against Mark Selby as he moved into the tournament’s first all-overseas final against Liang Wenbo after a 6-0 whitewash.

But when asked whether it would take him a while to settle down after reaching another snooker showpiece, the 2013 winner said Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat against Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League would cause him more consternation.

“It’s like any other day,” he said in the immediate aftermath. “It’s already over for me now. I am not really thinking ‘Wow, I am in the UK final’. I am too experienced now to do that.

“It’s just another match and I am really not thinking about that at all and I won’t be either. I will sleep very well tonight.

“The Chelsea result is very disappointing. That’s probably on my mind a lot more than the UK Championship final.”

Robertson was absolutely clinical against his great rival.

Time after time, Selby was in first - collecting breaks of 52 and 55 in the first two frames and 49 in the fifth - but he lost every one.

Robertson’s 68 clearance in the second frame and his 53 in the third were particularly impressive and it was his ability to finish that ultimately separated two of the game’s top players.

Selby did not play badly but he simply missed crucial balls at the worst possible moments and, trailing 4-0 at the mid-session interval, could not recover as Robertson closed out the match.

Robertson added: “I did to Mark what he has done to me in the past a number of times where, in the first two frames, I have made a couple of really good clearances.

“I put him under a lot of pressure. I set my stall out to attack and, even though I couldn’t really get among the balls and score heavily, my intent was still there.

“I kept him on the back foot, especially by pinching a few of those frames.”

Selby said: “I think at the interval - 4-0 down - it could have easily been 2-2.

“I let my head go after the third frame because, in the first frame, I was guaranteed and in the balls, looked like winning the frame, and just screwing off a cushion to play for the black above the red.

“Neil ended up potting it a few shots later and I’ve got a flier off the cushion. The next minute I am playing a pink, which you still fancy potting, but my head was thinking ‘I shouldn’t be here, I should be on the black’.

“I missed the pink and Neil made a great clearance to clear up. In the second frame, I’m in the balls and I potted a pink to go into the pack.

“If I land I go 1-1, I didn’t and he has made another great clearance. From then, the match just seemed to turn and Neil got stronger.”