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Pictures: Torres And Family Summer Holidays In Ibizan

After a dismal season with new club Chelsea, Fernando and the rest of his brood took a much needed vacation in Ibizan.

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Diana Aguilar, Footballfantalk.com



Baby Leo Torres Finally Makes His Debut!

The long awaited debut of Leo Torres is finally here! Enjoy the photos of Fernando Torres and his children Nora and Leonardo Torres at Stamford bridge May 15th, 2011.

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Diana Aguilar, FootballFanTalk.com

Pictures: Chelsea vs Liverpool, Fernando Torres Debut As A Blue

It’s been said a pictures tells a thousand words. So obviously these pictures can tell you way more than I could ever write about Torres debut with Chelsea against his former team Liverpool. February 6th, 2011

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Diana Aguilar, Footballfantalk

Liverpool 1-0 Chelsea: Chelsea Defeated By Reds On Torres Debut

A highly anticipated clash between Liverpool and Chelsea ended in defeat for the blues who were out scored thanks to Meireles in the 69th minute.

Fernando Torres’ Chelsea debut ended in defeat as a solitary strike from Meireles earned Liverpool all three points from their visit to Stamford Bridge.

Despite dominating possession, the Blues failed to beat Reina in the away goal as the Reds edged the tactical battle in Sunday’s Premier League clash. Manchester United’s loss at Wolves and Arsenal´s draw at Newcastle mean that there is little change at the top.

The Kid was named in the starting line-up alongside Didier Drogba by Carlo Ancelotti. Torres greeted his former teammates before leading the Chelsea attack against the Merseysiders. The Spaniard was substituted in the 66th minute by the Blues’ boss to a warm reception from home fans who welcomed their new signing with banners and posters.

Fernando Torres had the first effort on goal of the contest with a curling effort that flew just wide of the top corner.

Both teams were finding it hard to carve open their opponents, with the best chances coming off the back of set-pieces.

Carragher produced a great block to deny Torres what would surely have been his first goal for Chelsea. The defender threw himself in front of the Spaniard who looked certain to find the back of the net from six yards out.

At the other end Maxi Rodriguez contrived to hit the bar with the goal at his mercy after being picked out in the box by a good ball from Gerrard.

Chelsea came out the better side after the break with both Ivanovic, Anelka and Drogba all coming close to breaking the deadlock. Liverpool were defending deep in their own half as the home side looked the hungrier of the two teams.

In the 66th minute Carlos Ancelotti brought on Kalou for Torres, who left the field to an ovation from the home supporters. Three minutes later Meireles found the back of the net after a Gerrard cross found its way to the Portugal midfielder.

The Londoners laid seige to the Liverpool goal for the remainder of the match, but the visitors withstood a late onslaught to condemn Chelsea to only their second Premier League home defeat of the season. Next up, a west London derby against Fulham at Craven Cottage on February 14.

- Torres Official Web-page

- Match Stats: Chelsea 0-1 Liverpool

Chelsea F.C: Cech, Bosingwa (David Luiz, 72), Terry, Ivanovic, Cole, Mikel (Malouda, 71), Essien, Lampard, Anelka, Torres (Kalou, 65), Drogba
Booked: Mikel

Liverpool: Reina, Carragher, Skrtel, Agger, Kelly, Johnson, Gerrard, Lucas, Maxi, Meireles (Poulsen, 86), Kuyt
Booked: Leiva
Goals: Raul Meireles 69

Diana Aguilar, Footballfantalk

Fernando Torres Unveiled At Cobham, Pictures Included!

Fernando Torres was formally unveiled at Cobham Friday afternoon in a media session and asked a multitude of important questions.

“The ambition of this team is to win trophies every year. That is my ambition too. I have been in this situation before when I signed for Liverpool. Big money means big expectation. I’m more than ready for the challenge. I’m excited about a new life and new era.”

During the official presentation, Fernando Torres explained the reasons behind his departure from Liverpool. “Things had changed a lot in the last year. I think they have great ambition and they are doing the right things to get back, but it will take time. I didn’t have that time.”

“I only have good things to say about Liverpool people,” said Torres. They made me feel really good there for three-and-a-half fantastic seasons. I understand they will be angry and will not understand my decision. Maybe in a few days or weeks I will explain all the reasons.”

“When I was an Atletico Madrid fan growing up, I couldn’t understand it when a big player left. But with time I could understand they did the best for themselves, their families and their careers.”

“I’m not asking them to understand me but I’m sure over time they will see what I did there. Football is like this. From one day to the other, people can love you or hate you.”

When asked if he would celebrate a goal against his former club in Sunday’s Premier League clash, Torres said: “First I have to play, and then I have to score but I have big respect for Liverpool fans so I don’t think I will.”

>> Torres Press Conference Video <<

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Diana Aguilar, Footbalfantalk

Martin Skrtel: "Fernando Torres Could Regret Move To Chelsea"

Many people have been upset by Fernando Torres recent move to Stamford Bridge, one of those people being Liverpool’s defender and ex-teammate Martin Skrtel.

The Slovak international confessed there were signs that Torres had had enough of Anfield and transfer rumors were a lot more real than perceived.

“I expected it,” Skrtel told isport.blesk.cz.

“There had been plenty of talk for a long time before and when he was not training with us in the last two days, nor was he in the training center, the speculation just seemed to come true.

“We all feel sorry because he’s a player of world-class ability but, to be honest, it was no surprise.

“I wish him all the best but do not wish any success to Chelsea. Maybe Fernando will regret making this step sometime in the future.”

Since the appointment of Kenny Dalglish, Liverpool have started to put a good run of form together and after their defeat against Blackpool they have taken seven points from a possible nine.

But the defender revealed that earlier on in the season, where an air of uncertainty surrounded the club, Torres had made the decision to go then.

“There were some hints of him leaving already in the summer when Chelsea claimed interest in him but he agreed with Liverpool on staying,” he said.

“However, this season has not been going according to our wishes and expectations and that convinced him that it is the right time to move elsewhere. This is how he explained it to us.”

Torres will face his former employers on Sunday at Stamford Bridge and Skrtel is determined to prevent the Spaniard from marking his debut by getting on the score sheet.

“It will be different because so far I have been playing against him only in training,” he added.

“I hope he appears on the pitch and, since Chelsea wanted him so much, it is very likely that he will.

“I’m looking forward and firmly believe I won’t let him score.”

Despite Torres’ departure, Liverpool will not be short of strikers as they spent nearly £60m on bringing in Carroll and Suarez, and Skrtel believes the pair will fill the gap left behind by the World Cup winner.

“Such a player would be missed at every club, that’s for sure,” he said. “On the other hand, we have captured Suarez and Carroll.

“I believe these two will replace him and we will be at least as strong as we were with Nando.”

On a side note, it’s been said Torres will play this weekend against his old team Liverpool. Should be a very interesting game, don’t you say?

You’ll never walk alone Fernando…..or so, they use to say.

Diana Aguilar, Footballfantalk


Torres: "I wanted to join because Chelsea always have shown a big respect for me."

It’s been a busy week for Liverpool Chelsea’s number “9″, Fernando Torres, who transfer has been the talk of the football world for the past week.

Nevertheless, life goes on. However it is you may feel about Torres and his transfer saga, it really could matter less.

Fact is Torres now belongs to Chelsea FC, his a blue people, and this is what he had to say about his new team:

- Chelsea fans everywhere are happy that you can no longer score against their team.

When I played against Chelsea there was always a big motivation because it was a special game, it was always one of the biggest games of the season. This is one of the reasons why I wanted to join Chelsea because I want to be part of this kind of team. I want to say thanks to the Chelsea fans because I have seen them very, very happy with me for joining Chelsea. If they are happy as well because I am not going to score any more against them then it is good.

I have good memories and bad memories of games against Chelsea. All the goals are good memories because all of them are special. I have a very bad memory of the semi-final of the Champions League in my first season in England when they beat us and they played the final and not us. It was a frustrating day for me but hopefully now I am here we can go through to the final together and win.

- Why Chelsea and why now?

I felt from last summer that I need to do a step forward in my career and for my ambition as a footballer. I am joining a team that is at the top level, there is not another level after Chelsea. I am joining with players like Chelsea have. I am joining with big names like Terry, Lampard, Drogba and Anelka and I can be part of this great team.

Also I wanted to join because Chelsea always have shown a big respect for me. They really want me and it is important when you have the support of the people in the club, and the support of the fans who always showed respect to me when I came to Stamford Bridge and at Anfield. Now I am very happy to be a Chelsea player.

- It is good news that you can play in the Champions League this season. It is often not the case for January signings.

The Champions League is a big ambition and all the footballers want to play in it, it is a very important competition. But also Chelsea have the chance every season to win all the trophies that they play for, so when you have the chance to play in a team like this you cannot say no.

- As a boy from Madrid, are you looking forward to playing in another capital city?

Madrid is not as big as London but it is true when you are coming from a big city like Madrid, nothing is going to surprise you and I am very happy to move to a city like London. It is a big city and you can do everything you want with the respect that the English people always have. I am sure I am going to improve my lifestyle as well.

- Unfortunately he is injured at the moment but this move gives you the chance to play again with Yossi Benayoun. At Liverpool you had a good on-pitch understanding with him.

On the pitch and off the pitch as well. He is my friend and on the pitch we have a very good relationship. Hopefully he can play as soon as possible and he will be fully recovered. It is exciting the possibility to play with him again, but as well with my other new team mates.

- How do you feel about working with Carlo Ancelotti?

He has been showing all his career as a player and a coach that he is winner. He has the winning mentality and you see this in how he is coaching Chelsea so it is a wish to meet him and to know what he is expecting from me. I am excited about playing as soon as possible and learning about my coach and all my team-mates.

- It appears your first game will be at Stamford Bridge on Sunday against Liverpool.

It is like the destiny. It is not perfect for me but we will see what happens and I only have good words about Liverpool. They made me a top player and gave me the chance to play at the top level. I will never say anything bad about Liverpool, I have been very happy there, but now the history is different and I am playing for Chelsea. If I have the chance to play I will do my best for Chelsea and hopefully I can score.

- Finally, you are 26 years old now. Do people still call you El Nino?

Yes, many people and hopefully that will happen for many years because it makes me feel younger.

>> Torres First Training Session With Chelsea Video <<

>> Torres Exclusive Interview – Chelsea TV <<

Diana Aguilar, Footballfantalk

Pictures: Torres Inking Deal With Chelsea

Fernando Torres inking his contract and officially becoming a Chelsea blue. January 31st, 2011

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Pictures: Torres First Training Session As A Blue

Pictures of Fernando Torres first training session with Chelsea. February 1st, 2011

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Diana Aguilar, Footballfantalk

Pictures: Torres In London To Complete His £50 Million Transfer

Monday January 31, 2011: Fernando Torres arrives in London to complete his £50 million transfer from Liverpool to Chelsea.

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Diana Aguilar, Footballfantalk