Fernando Torres

  • Inter Milan confirm interest in Fernando Torres 15-04-2014 02:47 PM

    Milan: Inter general director Marco Fassone admitted that they could bring in Spanish striker Fernando Torres in preparation for next season's Europa League campaign. The Spanish striker is reportedly on his way out of English club Chelsea, with the Nerazzurri reportedly one of his most likely destinations, reports Xinhua. "He...
  • My job is to force Mourinho to play me, says Torres 05-04-2014 02:46 PM

    Chelsea's 50 million pound misfit Fernando Torres accepts that it is his responsibility to force himself into a position where the Spaniard is manager Jose Mourinho's number one striker. Torres told an English newspaper on Saturday that he wanted to see out the remaining two years of his contract at...
  • Fernando Torres has a Chelsea future says Mourinho 04-04-2014 07:34 PM

    London: Fernando Torres, Chelsea's misfiring 50 million pound forward, has a future at the club, manager Jose Mourinho said on Friday - two days after suggesting his squad lacked "real strikers". On Wednesday Mourinho started the Champions League quarter-final away to Paris St Germain with the German midfielder Andre Schurrle...
  • Mourinho tactics backfire as Torres, Chelsea face exit 03-04-2014 07:42 PM

    Fernando Torres looks set for the Stamford Bridge exit door and Chelsea are in danger of Champions League elimination after a night in Paris when, for once, manager Jose Mourinho's tactics backfired spectacularly. Mourinho, clearly no longer trusting the 50.0 million pounds Spanish striker after his latest lame performance in...
  • I can still make Spain World Cup squad, says Torres 20-03-2014 02:48 PM

    Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has not given up on making Spain's World Cup squad and will work hard to convince coach Vicente del Bosque he deserves a place with the defending champions in Brazil. Torres, who turns 30 on Thursday, faces stiff competition from the likes of Diego Costa, Alvaro...
  • Chelsea held by Galatasaray in Champions League 27-02-2014 03:59 AM

    Istanbul: Fernando Torres scored a valuable away goal for Chelsea in a 1-1 draw at Galatasaray in the Champions League on Wednesday, giving the Premier League side the slight edge as they chase a spot in the quarter-finals. Torres scored the first goal by an English team in the knockout...
  • Fernando Torres ready to return for Chelsea 10-02-2014 09:16 PM

    London: Fernando Torres is ready to return for Chelsea's Premier League visit to West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday, manager Jose Mourinho told a news conference on the eve of the game. Spain striker Torres has been out for three weeks with a knee injury. Captain John Terry is again sidelined,...
  • Fernando Torres faces spell out with knee injury 20-01-2014 09:45 AM

    London: Fernando Torres faces a "few weeks" out of action after suffering a knee ligament injury in Chelsea's 3-1 win over Manchester United on Sunday, manager Jose Mourinho said. Torres came on as a late substitute for Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o, whose three goals ensured Chelsea maintained their strong Premier...
  • Eden Hazard, Fernando Torres put Chelsea on top of Premier League 11-01-2014 08:48 PM

    England: Eden Hazard helped put Jose Mourinho's Chelsea provisionally on top of the Premier League by scoring in a 2-0 victory at Hull on Saturday. Hazard underlined his increasing value to the Blues with a skilful 57th-minute effort that broke down Hull's otherwise impressive resistance before Fernando Torres made the...
  • Chelsea cruise to 3-0 win at Southampton; West Brom beat Newcastle 1-0 01-01-2014 10:50 PM

    Southampton: Fernando Torres helped Chelsea to a 3-0 victory over Southampton on Wednesday as the Blues kept pace with their title rivals in the Premier League. The Spain striker broke the deadlock on the hour mark, heading home a deflected cross from close range. Chelsea's substitutes then combined to deliver...
  • Samuel Eto'o strikes as Chelsea down Liverpool 2-1 29-12-2013 11:33 PM

    London: Eden Hazard and Samuel Eto'o scored first-half goals as Chelsea came from behind to secure a 2-1 win over title rival Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday. After Martin Skrtel put the Reds in front from close range at Stamford Bridge after only four minutes, Hazard hit back...
  • Arsenal held to a 0-0 draw by Chelsea at Emirates 24-12-2013 08:07 AM

    London: Arsene Wenger failed for the 10th time to get the better of Jose Mourinho as Arsenal were held to a 0-0 draw by Chelsea on Monday, missing a chance to return to the top of the Premier League. The London derby, played with rain swirling around the Emirates Stadium,...
  • Chelsea lack killer instinct, says Mourinho 18-12-2013 08:48 AM

    London: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was forced to recount a familiar tale as he bemoaned his team's latest failure to turn chances into goals after their 2-1 extra-time defeat by Sunderland in the League Cup on Tuesday. "The quality of football we produced is amazing. We never lost a match...
  • Unconvincing Chelsea beat Palace 2-1 to go 2nd in Premier League 14-12-2013 10:34 PM

    London: An unconvincing Chelsea beat relegation-threatened Crystal Palace 2-1 on Saturday to provisionally move second in the Premier League, only two points behind leader Arsenal. Fernando Torres scored in the 16th minute at Stamford Bridge before Joel Ward set up Marouane Chamakh to equalise for the visitors in the 29th....
  • Del Bosque to stay on as Spain coach until 2016 15-11-2013 07:26 PM

    Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has agreed a two-year contract extension with the world and European champions which ties him until the 2016 European championship in France, the 62-year-old said on Friday. "I can confirm that I have signed with the national team until 2016," Del Bosque told a news...
  • Torres injured as Chelsea face Schalke in Champions League 05-11-2013 10:50 PM

    London: However frustrating Jose Mourinho finds Chelsea's Premier League form, Schalke's Bundesliga start has been far worse. As they prepare to meet in the Champions League on Wednesday, Chelsea are second domestically - five points behind Arsenal - and Schalke are already 12 points adrift in Germany in sixth place....
  • Injured Fernando Torres fails to recover for Schalke match 05-11-2013 07:41 PM

    London: Rejuvenated striker Fernando Torres will miss Chelsea's Champions League game against Schalke on Wednesday after failing to recover from a thigh injury. The Spanish international has been in sparkling form recently, scoring twice in the 3-0 victory at Schalke two weeks ago and also the winner against Premier League...
  • Torres scores late to give Chelsea win over Manchester City 27-10-2013 11:47 PM

    London: Fernando Torres capped off an impressive attacking display for Chelsea by seizing on Manchester City's defensive blunder in the 90th minute to clinch a 2-1 victory in the Premier League on Sunday. After Chelsea substitute Willian launched the ball forward, City goalkeeper Joe Hart found himself exposed on the...
  • Torres scores brace as Chelsea thump Schalke 23-10-2013 08:44 AM

    Fit-again Fernando Torres sparkled on his 100th start for Chelsea, scoring twice to help the 2012 winners outclass Schalke 3-0 to go top of Champions League Group E on Tuesday. Torres produced a flying header at the far post after Branislav Ivanovic had flicked on a Frank Lampard corner in...
  • Torres bemoans overreaction to Chelsea bad times 11-10-2013 10:15 AM

    London: Fernando Torres knows he needs to do more to justify his British record transfer fee although he feels there has been an exaggerated reaction to the bad moments he has endured since joining Chelsea in January 2011. The Spain striker has scored 37 goals in 139 appearances for the...
  • FA chairman wants change to rules after Torres escape 09-10-2013 05:00 PM

    London: Chelsea's Fernando Torres should not have escaped punishment for scratching Tottenham's Jan Vertonghen around the face and the FA's disciplinary rules should be tightened up, chairman Greg Dyke said on Wednesday. The Spanish striker was caught on camera gouging his fingernails into Belgian defender's face and neck during the...
  • Chelsea striker Torres ruled out for three weeks 03-10-2013 08:41 AM

    London: Chelsea striker Fernando Torres will be out for three weeks after suffering a knee injury in the 4-0 Champions League Group E victory over Steaua Bucharest in Romania, the club said on Wednesday. The Spanish international sustained medial collateral ligament damage to his left knee in Tuesday's game, the...
  • Andre Villas-Boas calls Fernando Torres decision 'a disgrace' 02-10-2013 11:06 PM

    The FA's decision not to take action against Chelsea's Fernando Torres for scratching Jan Vertonghen's face was "a disgrace" and "farcical", Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas said on Wednesday. Television replays showed the Spaniard digging his fingers into Vertonghen's face after the two came together following Torres's trip on the Belgian...
  • Injured Torres will not join Spain squad, says Mourinho 02-10-2013 03:07 PM

    London: Chelsea striker Fernando Torres will not be fit to join the Spain squad next week after injuring his knee during the Champions League win over Steaua Bucharest, manager Jose Mourinho has said. Torres will have a scan on the injury on Wednesday, the club said but Mourinho was confident...
  • Fernando Torres escapes punishment for Vertonghen scratch 01-10-2013 09:50 PM

    London: Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has escaped retrospective punishment from the FA for appearing to scratch the face of Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen on Saturday. Television replays showed the Spaniard digging his fingers into Vertonghen's face after the two came together following Torres's trip on the Belgian which earned...
  • Terry's header gives Chelsea 1-1 draw at Tottenham 28-09-2013 07:28 PM

    London: Chelsea captain John Terry's header recovered a 1-1 draw at Tottenham before his side had Fernando Torres sent off in a heated London derby on Saturday. Tottenham had been the more effective attacking unit initially, and took the lead in the 19th minute through Gylfi Sigurdsson. But Chelsea seized...
  • Chelsea lacked killer instinct, says Jose Mourinho 15-09-2013 09:59 AM

    London: Chelsea's failure to find the net for the second consecutive Premier League game was down to a lack of killer instinct among their misfiring strikers, manager Jose Mourinho said after Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Everton. The Portuguese bemoaned the lack of a cutting edge after creating numerous scoring chances...
  • Spain drop Torres, Mata for World Cup qualifier 30-08-2013 05:00 PM

    Madrid: Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has dropped Chelsea striker Fernando Torres from his squad for a World Cup qualifier against Finland. Del Bosque also left off Juan Mata, while Barcelona defender Gerard Pique was absent from the list of 23 players because he is suspended for the next match....
  • Brazilian Fred on Barcelona radar 28-08-2013 03:14 PM

    Rio de Janeiro: Barcelona could pull a late summer transfer surprise by signing Brazil international striker Fred. The 29-year-old Fluminense frontman has been identified by the Catalan club as "good and cheap", reports Xinhua. Chelsea's Fernando Torres and former Barcelona player Samuel Eto'o, now at Russia's Anzhi, are also possible...
  • Football Transfers: Latest news and rumours on Tuesday 02-07-2013 09:23 PM

    IBNLive Sports gives you Tuesday's round-up of all the latest transfer news and gossip from the leading clubs and top players around the world. Steve McClaren joins Queens Park Rangers' coaching staff Former England soccer manager Steve McClaren has joined the backroom team at relegated Queens Park Rangers, the club...