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Salomon Kalou

Torres assured he will be lead striker at the Bridge next season

Fernando Torres was assured yesterday that he has won his battle to be Chelsea's lead striker next season when the club's chief executive said that – despite the Spaniard's post-Champions League final outburst about his recent unhappiness – the £50m forward would be at the centre of the Chelsea team.

Kalou happy to be back in from Stamford Bridge cold

Under Andre Villas-Boas it was a long-term project at Chelsea; with Roberto Di Matteo it is a dash to the end of the season, competing on three fronts and with serious ground to be made up in the Premier League if the club are to claim fourth place. There is no time for feuds, which has meant that, as the games pile up, some of Chelsea's forgotten men are being called in from the cold.

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