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Fernando Torres says he has not forgotten how to score & promises a 'big season' at Chelsea

Posted Wednesday, July 27, 2011 by YAHOO Sport83 hits

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has vowed to be a hit next season after a limp start to life at Stamford Bridge. The Spanish World Cup winner endured a torrid time after making his 50 million pound switch from Liverpool in January. He found the net only once in 18 appearances for his new club last term and he has failed to find the target in the opening two games of Chelsea's tour of Asia. Cr...Full Story »

Torres: I'm a hol lot better now

Posted Monday, July 18, 2011 by The Sun103 hits

LUCKY BREAK ... Torres after Ben-Haim own goal FERNANDO TORRES is finally ready to show why he is worth £50million after his first holiday in five years.Chelsea's £180,000-a-week striker has been an unmitigated disaster since his record-breaking move from Liverpool in January.But the Spanish international promised he is now set to deliver as he flew to Malaysia last night for Chelsea'...Full Story »

Bordeaux's Fernando set for Saudi Arabia

Posted Friday, June 17, 2011 by YAHOO Sport126 hits

BORDEAUX, France (AFP) - Bordeaux's Brazilian defensive midfielder Fernando has agreed to join Saudi club Al Shabab on a three-year contract, the Ligue 1 side announced on Thursday. The 30-year-old, who can also play at centre-back, joined Bordeaux from Italian side Catania in 2005, having previously turned out for Juventude and Gremio in Brazil and Siena in Italy. The transfer fee is report...Full Story »

Real Madrid's Fernando Gago: I have a great desire to return to Boca Juniors

Posted Thursday, June 16, 2011 by YAHOO Sport104 hits

Real Madrid midfielder Fernando Gago has expressed his desire to return to Boca Juniors this summer, but the Argentina international realises that the final say regarding his future lies with the Santiago Bernabeu side.The 25-year-old joined Madrid from Boca in January 2007, but he has never truly been able to live up to expectations, and injuries in the past two seasons have forced him to mainl...Full Story »

Fernando Llorente set to start for Spain against USA

Posted Saturday, June 04, 2011 by YAHOO Sport90 hits

Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque is keen for a win in his side's international friendly with the United States in Boston today, and has revealed his starting XI.Athletic Bilbao's Fernando Llorente will start up front in place of Fernando Torres, and Santiago Cazorla starts in midfield.Despite the game not counting for much competitively, the former Real Madrid boss is keen to finish the season wit...Full Story »

Timing of Fernando Torres move was not ideal, says Carlo Ancelotti

Posted Saturday, May 14, 2011 by theguardian.com127 hits

• Summer move would have worked better, says Ancelotti• Striker is set to return to line-up for game against Newcastle Fernando Torres has scored once in 16 appearances for Chelsea since joining from Liverpool. Carlo Ancelotti will restore Fernando Torres to his starting line-up against Newcastle with an admission that Chelsea's failure to secure the Spain international's services...Full Story »

Chelsea must drop Torres at United - Johnsen

Posted Friday, May 06, 2011 by YAHOO Sport106 hits

LONDON, May 5 (Reuters) - Chelsea should leave out striker Fernando Torres for Sunday’s Premier League title showdown at Manchester United, the club’s former player of the year Erland Johnsen said on Thursday The ex-Norway defender believes the Londoners need to ditch their regular 4-3-3 system and flood the midfield with players in order to nullify United’s strength in that a...Full Story »

Edin Dzeko claims Fernando Torres inspired him to break League duck

Posted Wednesday, April 27, 2011 by theguardian.com136 hits

• Manchester City striker says he never doubted himself• Torres also scored first goal for Chelsea after £50m move Edin Dzeko celebrates his goal against Blackburn Rovers minutes after coming on as a substitute. Edin Dzeko insists he never lost faith that he would finally get off the mark following his £27.5m move to Manchester City in January, with Fernando Torres's ina...Full Story »

Chelsea FC 3 : 0 West Ham United - Torres finally ends goal drought

Posted Saturday, April 23, 2011 by PA46 hits

Fernando Torres finally scored his first goal for Chelsea as he ended his 15-hour goal drought and helped keep his side's slim Barclays Premier League title hopes alive with a 3-0 defeat of West Ham. The £50million man had not found the net for 901 minutes for club and country, 732 for the champions since joining them almost three months ago, but it took him just eight minutes to do so aft...Full Story »

Chelsea vs West Ham preview - Ancelotti ponders playing Torres

Posted Saturday, April 23, 2011 by PA176 hits

Carlo Ancelotti has revealed he would consider gambling Chelsea's entire season - and possibly his own future - on Fernando Torres in the Barclays Premier League game against West Ham. Blues manager Ancelotti refused to rule out resting the red-hot Didier Drogba and recalling £50million flop Torres for the must-win game at Stamford Bridge. That is despite seeing the same decision backfi...Full Story »

Torres will break duck 'by end-season': Ancelotti

Posted Tuesday, April 19, 2011 by YAHOO Sport82 hits

LONDON (AFP) - Fernando Torres will open his goalscoring account for Chelsea before the end of the season, Blues manager Carlo Ancelotti predicted on Tuesday. Speaking ahead of Chelsea's match with Birmingham City on Wednesday, Ancelotti was adamant that £50 million ($81.5m) striker Torres would find the net during Chelsea's remaining six games of the season. Torres has not scored in more...Full Story »

West Bromwich(WBA) vs Chelsea FC - Hodgson tips Torres to end famine

Posted Saturday, April 16, 2011 by PA192 hits

Fernando Torres will be a "big success" at Chelsea despite his poor form since joining the club, according to his former manager Roy Hodgson, Hodgson's West Brom team face the Blues on Saturday, and the former Liverpool boss has backed the £50million star to deliver over the long term. "He's a very good player, a top, top class striker", Hodgson said. "It's not been a good season by hi...Full Story »

Man Utd boss Ferguson backs Torres to shine for Chelsea

Posted Friday, April 15, 2011 by BBC.com295 hits

Torres was substituted at half-time during the second leg at Old Trafford Sir Alex Ferguson has backed Fernando Torres to be a hit at Chelsea despite failing again during the 2-1 Champions League loss at Manchester United. The £50m signing has not scored since his move in January and was substituted at half-time as the Blues exited at the last-eight stage, 3-1 on aggregate. "I didn't see...Full Story »

Flop Torres costs £75k a minute

Posted Thursday, April 14, 2011 by The Sun428 hits

AS Carlo Ancelotti reflects on his part in Chelsea's latest Champions League flop, he might wish to consider a damning statistic. During Tuesday's 2-1 defeat, Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar covered 5,176 metres of the pitch. Fernando Torres managed 5,112. Yes, that's right. The United keeper did more running than Chelsea's £50million striker. Even allowing for the fact ...Full Story »

Stoke City vs Chelsea preview - Pulis hopes Torres drought continues

Posted Saturday, April 02, 2011 by PA90 hits

Tony Pulis fears Fernando Torres is about to break his duck at Chelsea. Torres heads for the Britannia Stadium on Saturday without a goal in five Barclays Premier League games since his record-breaking move from Liverpool in January. Stoke manager Pulis believes the Spain striker will rediscover his touch - but hopes that it is later rather than sooner, especially as his side are just five poi...Full Story »

Gerrard insists Carroll and Suarez are better for Liverpool than departed Torres

Posted Monday, March 28, 2011 by Daylife.com504 hits

Steven Gerrard believes Liverpool are better off having sold Fernando Torres to Chelsea and brought in Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez. Many felt the Reds had got the raw end of the deal when Torres joined the Blues in a £50million deal on transfer deadline day, while Kenny Dalglish moved to bring in Suarez from Ajax and Carroll from Newcastle for a British record fee of £35m. But Tor...Full Story »

Comolli delighted Torres is gone

Posted Thursday, March 24, 2011 by UK.eurosport.yahoo.com92 hits

Liverpool's newly-promoted director of football Damien Comolli insists the £50million departure of Fernando Torres to Chelsea in January lifted a cloud at the club. The Spain international had given the impression he was unhappy for most of the season but the timing of his transfer request just a couple of days before the window closed irked senior figures inside Anfield. However, after...Full Story »

Fernando Torres sleeps easily despite nightmare goal duck with Chelsea

Posted Wednesday, March 23, 2011 by theguardian.com278 hits

• 'It is more important Chelsea win than I score,' says striker• Torres out to forget domestic drought in Spain's Euro qualifier Fernando Torres, right, embraces Sergio Ramos as the Spain team meet in Madrid to prepare for their Euro 2012 qualifier. Fernando Torres is not losing any sleep over his failure to score for Chelsea. The Spaniard has been unable to find the target in sev...Full Story »

Didier Drogba admits Fernando Torres's Chelsea arrival was unsettling

Posted Friday, March 18, 2011 by theguardian.com218 hits

• 'It wasn't easy the first week,' says Ivorian striker• Chelsea deny imminent move to Earls Court Chelsea's Didier Drogba fires in a shot during the goalless second leg against FC Copenhagen. Didier Drogba has admitted for the first time that Fernando Torres's arrival from Liverpool was initially uncomfortable for him as his own place in the Chelsea team was threatened, but he no...Full Story »

Fernando Torres has no number

Posted Wednesday, March 16, 2011 by The Sun391 hits

FERNANDO TORRES is on the run from his new Chelsea team-mates. The Spanish star is leaving training as soon as possible to avoid singing his Chelsea initiation song. A source said: "Fernando keeps putting it off, saying he's too busy trying to buy a house. "Some of the lads have been winding him up, asking when he'll be performing and recommending song choices." Fernando has promised them ...Full Story »

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