Chelsea close investigation into Fernando Torres comments

Media playback is not supported on this device

Torres investigation over - Villas-Boas

Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has resolved his investigation into comments made by Fernando Torres.

Torres, 27, spoke to the website of Spain's Primera Liga last week, with a translation appearing on his personal website that quoted him as saying the club's older players were "very slow".

The striker insisted he was misquoted in the English translation.

And after Tuesday's 2-0 win over Bayer Leverkusen, Villas-Boas said: "The problem is solved."

Torres made both goals for David Luiz and Juan Mata in Chelsea's Champions League win over the German side and his manager believes his performance showed that there are no problems in his squad.

He said: "The investigation is over. We had a chat and the situation is solved because you saw the player was involved and you saw we had a good collective team performance.

"Hopefully these things won't arise again in the group but if they arise then, as a manager, I will try to solve it."

The interview with Torres was authorised by the club - had it not been he would have faced heavier censure - but he still had to explain the contents to Villas-Boas.

While the English translation carried the direct criticism of team-mates, a Spanish version on his site carried a line that translated as saying the team "play very slowly".

In the original interview, Torres admitted that it had taken him longer to settle at Chelsea than he would have predicted.

Despite becoming the most expensive player in British football when he completed a £50m move from Liverpool in January, he has since scored just once in 22 club matches, was not involved in Spain's Euro 2012 qualifier against Liechtenstein last week and found himself restricted to a late cameo in Saturday's Premier League win at Sunderland.

Top Stories