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Chelsea boss Mourinho explains axing Torres from squad for Leicester win

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho left Fernando Torres out of his squad for their 2-0 win over Leicester City.

Torres has been linked with a move to Italy, but Mourinho has no intentions of off-loading the Spaniard.

"The reason is I decided to keep the same team, to have a bench with a complete balance. Sometimes I can have two strikers on the bench, sometimes I can't," he said.

"I want three strikers in the team. Sometimes I play with two, one on the bench, sometimes someone will be injured or suspended.

"I cannot do a season without three strikers.

"I want him (to stay).

"He will play and score goals, to be very useful for us, he is a fantastic guy, a fantastic professional, so there is no problem."

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