Torres makes Chelsea fans tribute

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Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has saluted the club's fans for sticking with him through the tough times at Stamford Bridge.

Signed for £50 million in the January transfer window, the Spaniard took 13 games to break his Blues duck before scoring against West Ham United in a 3-0 victory. It was his only goal for the west London club in the season.

The current campaign has seen a marked improvement for 'El Nino', but his goal against Manchester United was then marred by an open goal miss, and after scoring against Swansea at the weekend he saw red ten minutes later for a two-footed challenge.

Torres is the first to admit it's been a difficult start to life in the English capital, but he's appreciative of the vocal support coming his way and is hoping to score more goals for the fans.

"Obviously, when you are doing great, scoring goals from the first day and doing good performances, it's easy for the fans to love and support you," he told the official Chelsea TV channel.


"But the first six months for me at Chelsea have been very, very difficult and I have been struggling, and I have always had the support of the fans.

"From the first day till now, every time I talk with them on the street, the cafe, everywhere, I can feel the support they are giving me so it is nice to start scoring for them."

The forward will now miss three domestic matches for Andre Villas-Boas' side, but is available for the Champions League clash against Valencia on Wednesday night.

Los Che have made a solid start to their La Liga campaign and are keeping pace with Barcelona and Real Madrid after their first five matches, and Torres expects the game to be a tough challenge at the Mestalla.

"They are a great team and we know that they are ready for us. It's going to be very, very tough."

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