Premier League - Torres set for 'weeks out' after picking up knee injury

Fernando Torres faces a spell out with a knee injury sustained in Chelsea's win over Manchester United on Sunday, Blues boss Jose Mourinho has confirmed.

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Premier League - Torres set for 'weeks out' after picking up knee injury
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Fernando Torres (Reuters)

The Spain striker, who scored at Southampton and Hull earlier this month, came on as a late substitute for hat-trick hero Samuel Eto'o but did not last the distance due to a damage to his lateral knee ligament which means he faces "weeks" out.

Demba Ba will be given an opportunity in Torres' absence, Mourinho insisted.

Mourinho said: "It's time for Demba. It's a pity because Nando (Torres) is in a good moment, but it's time for Demba.

"Demba had a fantastic week; (it was) very difficult for me to leave him out of selection because he worked very, very well.

"Next matches is for Demba or Samuel. Let's go."

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