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Chelsea star tipped to start against former side

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Chelsea forward, Fernando Torres, could start in tonight's Champions League semi-final first leg against his boyhood team, Atletico Madrid. 

Samuel Eto'o has been ruled out of tonight's clash with a knee injury which leaves Jose Mourinho with the decision over whether to start Demba Ba, Andre Schurrle or Torres as his posing threat.

At the club where he was given the name, 'El Nino, the Spanish striker picked up 82 goals from six seasons before joining Liverpool in 2006 for a fee of £26.5 million. 

Atletico are currently top of La Liga under the impressive, Diego Simeone, whose side knocked out the 2011 Champions League winners, Barcelona. 

The Blues £50 million signing has struggled to find his dazzling form which he exhibited at his past two clubs but he has won more silverware and could add another European Cup to his collection this season. 

Jose Mourinho has been very subdued in his recent press conference but he is confident that Torres can make a massive impact at a place he used to call home. 

"The minutes he is on the pitch he is going to try everything for Chelsea, like the professional he is," he told Sky Sports.

"I am not saying that Fernando Torres will start, I am saying that he never hides. We feel that every day.

"We talk about Spanish football and he's a big Atletico supporter, but he's a professional."

His last goal came against Galatasaray notching his total up to eight goals for this season. But the pressure will be heating up for the striker to perform with fans pleading for a new striker in the summer. Amongst the list of wanted stars includes Atletico's, Diego Costa, who may get tempted by the move after Simeone revealed he won't stand in his way. 


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