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Chelsea skipper has got big plans for next season

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After Chelsea splashed out a combined fee of £78 million to bring Fernando Torres and David Luiz to Stamford Bridge in January, few would have tipped the latter to have a greater impact during the second half of the season.

It's fair to say that Luiz has outshone Torres so far in their brief careers in west London, with the former - a centre back, remember - finding the net twice and his teammate on just the one occasion.

Torres, however, showed glimpses of his best form in what was to end a fruitless campaign for Chelsea, and the Spaniard now has the opportunity to hit the ground running next season with a full pre-season with his relatively new colleagues.

And Chelsea skipper John Terry has identified the Blues' July tour of Asia as the ideal opportunity for Torres - and Luiz - to prove their true worth.

"We're a great football club, we made two fantastic signings in January in Fernando Torres and David Luiz, and I can't wait to see them both playing for Chelsea when they have a pre-season under their belts," Terry told the official Chelsea website.

"They've fitted into the squad brilliantly already, but fans in pre-season will hopefully get to see first hand how well they are doing. They have really freshened the club up, and hopefully there will be some more new signings by the time we arrive in Asia in July.



 

"It's an exciting time, the whole squad is looking forward to it and will be approaching peak fitness so I'm sure people will enjoy the games."

Chelsea will play games in Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Hong Kong as part of their Asia sojourn, and Terry can't wait to get going again. "It's always great being away on tour and seeing fans from around the world and how much it means to them to watch Chelsea," added the England captain.

"As players we love to see it and like to show our appreciation by meeting as many as we can and signing autographs and smiling for pictures.

"It's all part of how much the club has grown in recent years and something we have to continue to do to compete at the top level. "The season ahead is an important one for us, we want the trophy back again in May and we'll be doing everything we can to get it back,

"That starts from the first day of pre-season training and into the matches where we will all be working hard to show we deserve a place in the team."

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