Fernando Torres: I'm staying at Chelsea

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Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has insisted he is going nowhere and intends to stay at Stamford Bridge for at least as long as his contract.

The Spaniard was one of Chelsea’s goalscoring heroes on Wednesday night when they defeated Benfica in the Europa League final.

Torres scored a terrific opening goal just before the hour, running away from one defender before showing great strength to shrug off another defender and the goalkeeper to finish.

Chelsea were pegged back by an Oscar Cardozo penalty in Amsterdam but won in the end thanks to an injury time header from Branislav Ivanovic.

It was Torres’ 20th goal in all competitions this season and sixth in the Europa League, though he has still been criticised by many for his performances this season.

A return of only seven goals in the Premier League this season is disappointing, however, and he is yet to show anything like his best form since he made his £50million switch from Liverpool.

Such indifferent form led to him being linked with being a makeweight in a possible deal for Radamel Falcao, which would have seen Torres return to boyhood club Atletico Madrid.

However, ‘El Nino” was adamant after the final that he would be going nowhere and expects to be at Chelsea for some time.

"I signed for five years and I hope to stay at least for this time,” he said.

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