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Chelsea striker Fernando Torres recently escaped a longer ban from the English FA after slapping Tottenham striker Jan Vertonghen in face. The striker was also given a second yellow card, which resulted in his ban for the match against Norwich. However, there is a danger of Torres missing additional three matches because referee Mike Dean did not punish him for the slapping incident. Torres was booked at that time, but it was for a foul on Vertonghen. Vertonghen was later found guilty of playacting in order to get Torres his second yellow card in the 80th minute.
After the match, Chelsea boss Mourinho said that it was in disgrace that players like Vertonghen are allowed to stay on the pitch when Torres gets sent off for not even touching the player. Mourinho did, however, accept that there was a danger of Torres missing the next four matches due to a suspension. The FA did not choose to furnish Torres for this incident, which has infuriated Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas. He has called the decision as a disgrace.
This was one of the best matches for Fernando Torres in a long time, but he was unable to last for the full 90 minutes. Mourinho consoled him while Torres was making the long walk back to the dressing room.
“I think the FA has made a decision almost a joke. It looks incredible. How can you see the images, pretty clear, and come out without punishment, on something [which] overtakes all professional behaviour? I think the decision is a disgrace. If the committee can’t solve such clear images I don’t think it sets out a good first example. I think the FA has lost all opportunity to put some sense into the images everybody saw,” said Villas-Boas.
Tottenham have made a great start to the Premier league season.
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Jose Mourinho could be looking at a league and cup double next season if all goes well for the Portuguese during his first season back in charge of Chelsea. The 50-year-old made winning trophies a habit during his first stint at Stamford Bridge, claiming the league twice and the FA Cup in 2007. Now back at the helm, he is the bookies’ favourite to lift the Premier League crown next term and continue Chelsea’s outstanding FA Cup record over the past 15 years.
Mourinho is blessed with a squad that is ready to challenge for major honours. Despite two rocky seasons the club have come through with a team that look focussed, drilled and, importantly, care for the club and their teammates. You only had to watch how they went about beating Benfica in the Europa League final last May to see how much this team work for each other. Despite going into the tie as underdogs off the back of a 65-game season, Chelsea withheld a Benfica bombardment before hitting their opponents at the vital time. Fernando Torres’ goal was as clinical as Branislav Ivanovic’s winner and the Blues’ determination to stick it out to the end proved their ally on the day. Continue reading
Fernando Torres once again managed to win a Golden Boot award of the major tournament after he lifted the Golden Boot for the Confederations cup. He scored five goals over the course of the tournament, which was the same number secured by Neymar and Fred. However, the Chelsea striker was able to lift this trophy as a result of creating more goals. Torres, though, was disappointed because Spain were unable to win this trophy. After the match, he said that this defeat will be a great motivation for him to help Spain win the 2014 World Cup.
Spain will be going into the World Cup as the holders of the competition, but this defeat will have seriously put some doubts into their minds. This will also have given a lot of confidence to their opposition after it has been proven that this Spanish team can also be beaten. Brazil have been clearly the best team in the tournament and it was proven by a humbling 3-0 defeat of Spain in the final. Neymar was once again brilliant, while Fred scored the goals by being at the right place at the right time.
Torres came into the Confederations cup after a mediocre season with Chelsea in which he scored just over 20 goals from more than 60 matches.
“This team doesn’t need a wake-up call, nor do we need a defeat to regain our motivation. If there is something positive to be taken from the match, it’s this: it confirmed something that we already knew, that it’s not going to be easy to beat Brazil on their own patch. That said, in one year’s time we’ll be back here as world champions to defend what’s ours. Football is great for that because you always get another chance,” said Torres after the defeat.
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