Torres To Play Bench Warmer

Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has suggested that misfiring striker Fernando Torres will be dropped to the bench again. Speaking in the wake of Chelsea’s 2-0 Carling Cup defeat by Liverpool on Tuesday, in which the Blues switched to a 4-4-2 formation in an effort to better suit the Spaniard, Villas-Boas said he would return to his usual system for Saturday’s Premier League clash with Newcastle – a move that is…

December 1, 2011

Torres: I Owe Chelsea fans

Fernando Torres insists he will get back to his best and admits he owes the Chelsea fans after a barren run of form. The Spain striker has only found the net five times in 50 appearances since his £50million switch from Liverpool in January. Kenny Dalglish’s men travel to Stamford Bridge on Sunday in the Premier League when Torres will be reunited with his former team-mates. And he is adamant…

November 17, 2011

Torres Revival ‘Not Linked To Juan Mata’s Signing’

Fernando Torres’s improved form is not linked to Juan Mata’s arrival at Chelsea, according to Blues manager André Villas-Boas. Torres finally brought an end to his lengthy goal drought when he found the net at Old Trafford during The Blues’ 3-1 defeat by Manchester United. And Mata set up the Spain striker to score again in Chelsea’s next league game against Swansea before Torres was shown a red card for…

October 14, 2011

Chelsea’s Juan Mata Defends Torres

Juan Mata has leapt to the defence of his Chelsea team-mate Fernando Torres after he was criticised for not scoring again for Spain. The misfiring striker has already been reassured of his place by coach Vicente Del Bosque, who is set to keep faith with the Blues hitman for their final Euro 2012 qualifier against Scotland tomorrow in Alicante. Torres hasn’t found the back of the net for his country…

October 10, 2011

Villas-Boas Stands Firm On Lampard

Andre Villas-Boas has declared he would not grant Frank Lampard’s wish to play every game for Chelsea, revealing the midfielder must continue to fight for his place in the side. Lampard this week admitted he was unhappy at being rotated in and out of the Blues’ starting XI since Villas-Boas took charge, claiming he always played better when given a run of matches. But Villas-Boas was not for turning on…

September 30, 2011

Fernando Torres Thankful Of Chelsea Support

Fernando Torres has thanked Chelsea’s fans for refusing to turn on him after the £50million man’s Stamford Bridge career hit a new low. Saturday saw Torres experience the ultimate highs and lows for the second successive weekend after he got himself sent off for an ugly lunge on Swansea’s Mark Gower. The striker had just scored his third Chelsea goal and played a part in Ramires’ second but he made…

September 26, 2011