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This was just Fernando Torres' second game in a Chelsea shirt. Notably a large proportion of Torres' goals for Liverpool came at Anfield. This season under Roy Hodgson he scored once in 10 away Premier League games and then in his brief spell under Kenny Dalglish he scored three goals in only two away matches.

How they set up?

Chelsea opted to change their system from there previous two games moving from the...

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Rafa Benítez faced the media following his first win as Chelsea manager, an emphatic 6-1 victory. Our Editor Paul Wilkes was amongst the journalists in his after match press conference. 

Q. You won so convincingly this evening, but your out the Champions League ?

A. The other game was out of our hands. So we couldn't do much. I say in the press conference before the game that we have to do our job. As a manager you have to be really pleased with the performance of the team. 32 attempts, 18 on target and 6 goals, a lot of clear chances. So you...

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It's been over a year since LaLigaUK took a look at one of the £50 million player's individual performances, sceptic's may say we haven't missed much. The former Atléti and Liverpool striker went 26 hours of playing time without hitting the back of the net, but two goals in the FA cup against Leicester City might just have sprung him back into life. New interim manager Roberto Di Matteo has said: "He is not only a good player, he is a good guy. I have a lot...

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Juan Mata arrived at Stamford Bridge this summer with the quest of helping fellow Spaniard Fernando Torres return to scoring form. It's early days but he's own goalscoring has made more of an impact, 2 goals in his opening 3 appearances. The former Valencia playmaker will face he's toughest test to date since arriving in the English Premiership, an away trip to Old Trafford.

How they lined up ?

Chelsea made just one change to the side that beat Sunderland in their previous Premier League game. With two assists in the...

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Having scored in his previous two Premier League games, David Silva is a player in form. Whilst not known for his scoring prowess, he’s ability to create and overall link up play with the team as a whole has helped the blues look dangerous on the break. He has now established himself as a regular starter for Roberto Mancini’s side. After an initial difficult couple of months settling in, he has gone onto win the clubs Player of the Month award for a record 3 months running from October to December 2010.

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