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Torres left out of Chelsea squad

ESPN staff
August 23, 2014
Fernando Torres has been linked with a move away from Chelsea © Getty Images

Fernando Torres has been left out of Chelsea's squad for their first home game of the season against Leicester.

Jose Mourinho has named an unchanged after Chelsea ran out 3-1 winners at Burnley in their opener on Monday, though this time Torres doesn't even make the bench.

Torres has been linked with a move away form Chelsea before the end of the transfer window, with Roma reportedly eyeing up a loan deal.

Having scored just 20 goals in 110 Premier League appearances since moving to Stamford Bridge from Liverpool for £50m in 2011, Torres has fallen down the Chelsea pecking order this summer following the arrival of £32m Diego Costa and the return of Didier Drogba.

Indeed, Drogba was preferred to Torres at Turf Moor as a replacement in the second half for Diego Costa, and is again among the substitutes.

Chelsea: Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Matic, Fabregas, Schuerrle, Oscar, Hazard, Costa

Substitutes: Cech, Zouma, Luis, Mikel, Ramires, Willian, Drogba

Leicester: Schmeichel, De Laet, Morgan, Moore, Konchesky, Mahrez, King, Hammond, Schlupp, Ulloa, Nugent

Substitutes: Hamer, Albrighton, Hopper, Taylor-Fletcher, Knockaert, Wasilewski, Wood

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