Chelsea morning news: Mourinho plays down Torres injury, former ref blasts FA for not banning striker

Fernando Torres

A round up of key news stories this morning about Chelsea.

Jose Mourinho played down Fernando Torres’ knee injury during the 4-0 win away at Steaua Bucharest.

The Blues got their first Champions League points of the season on the board but the Spaniard was forced off with a knee problem.

“The bad news is the injury. It's a pity for the guy because, physically, he was in a very good moment. The doctor is very confident it is not a big injury like we had with Marco van Ginkel,” said the boss.

Torres is again in the news with former Premier League referee Graham Poll slamming the FA for not punishing the striker for scraping Jan Vertonghen in the face.

Torres appeared to scratch the Spurs defender with his thumb during the London derby last weekend and there was talk he would be banned for four games.

“In taking no action against Fernando Torres after his gouge and scratch on Tottenham Hotspur's Jan Vertonghen, the FA have once again shown a complete lack of credibility,” Poll told the Daily Mail.

The agent of on loan Chelsea defender Wallace says he was misinterpreted after reportedly claiming that he wanted to join Real Madrid.

According to reports the teenager recently said that he dreamed of turning out for Real Madrid alongside Cristiano Ronaldo.

His agent Federico Moraes insists his statements were misinterpreted, suggesting he’s thinking of nothing else but performing during his loan spell with Inter Milan.

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