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Chelsea's Torres eyes win on Wembley club debut

Fernando Torres is hoping he is part of a winning Chelsea team as he prepares for his first match at Wembley.

The Blues take on London rivals Tottenham at England's football headquarters in the FA Cup semi-final on Sunday and the Spaniard is looking to make it one win from one outing at club level after his nation were beaten by the England national team at the venue in November.

"Wembley has so much history, English teams have a couple of chances every season to play there and its massive," he told the club's official website.

"All the players want to play in those games, it's my fifth season in England but this is the first time.

"I'm going there. It's very exciting because we have the chance to reach the final in a London derby, so it will be very nice to be there and to play, so I'm looking forward to it.

"I'd never played against England at Wembley before that game, I'd played against them at Old Trafford, which was nice, but Wembley is so famous.

"All the Spanish supporters were excited and taking pictures, even the players were taking photos in training the night before.

"If you like football, you want to play at Wembley, I had the chance with Spain, but obviously they're not very good memories from that day as we lost, so hopefully on Sunday it will be better.

"In Spain, the domestic cup is not as important as the FA Cup is to English teams, it's more of a minor competition.

"It's nice to see in England that the tradition is still there and the FA Cup is very close to the league in terms of significance."

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