Torres absent as Drogba holds Champions League party for Chelsea pals

Fernando Torres was missing for a Chelsea Champions League party last night.

The Daily Mail says Didier Drogba hosted a dinner tonight in honour of the Champions League title victory he secured with is former team-mates in May - although Fernando Torres was conspicuous by his absence.

Drogba organised the reunion at the Wyndham Hotel in Chelsea Harbour in recognition of last May’s amazing achievements, when they defeated Bayern Munich in their own stadium to lift the trophy.

He presented his old colleagues and backroom staff with special commemorative rings to mark their achievement - early reports suggest their total cost is around £800,000.

The Ivorian set up the special dinner to raise spirits after they became the first Champions League winners to be knocked out in the group stages the following season.

Spanish striker Torres, who is attempting to fill Drogba's boots at the club, was not in attendance.

However his son Leo turned two today and so he may have had an excuse for not showing up. Juan Mata and Petr Cech were also unable to make it to the event.

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