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Fernando Torres at Chelsea: "Everything seems a mess"

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres, who has yet to score for his new club, has confessed he has found it hard to settle following his £50m transfer from Liverpool, saying: “There are moments when everything seems a mess.”

Torres goes into tomorrow's second leg of Chelsea's Champions League tie with FC Copenhagen still searching for the first goal following his British transfer record move. He has played five games and amassed 405 minutes on the pitch for Chelsea, but has yet to deliver any goals in return for Roman Abramovich's huge outlay.

Now the Spanish World Cup winner has admitted that he has found moving to London a difficult experience, and says he is “in awe” of living in the capital.

Torres is living in a flat in Chelsea while he attempts to buy a house in the city.

Torres said: “The first few weeks are not easy. You don't just arrive and everything is waiting for you.

“You have to get to grips with a new city, there's all the paper work, looking for an apartment.

“It takes time to find your feet and there are moments when everything seems a mess.

“London though is a huge city. If there is not too much traffic, it can take me about 40 minutes to get to training. On a bad day it can take ages. Life in Liverpool was very different. I venture out in London, but I'm in awe of the city.”

Torres is likely to start against Copenhagen tomorrow with manager Carlo Ancelotti keen to give him as much opportunity as possible to get over the hurdle of scoring his first goal.

Torres said he did not want to move to Manchester City, leaving Chelsea as his only viable alternative once he had decided to leave Liverpool.

He said: ”There was only one team that could offer what I wanted, especially as I wanted to stay in England.”

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