Torres could not even command a place on the bench as Costa was scoring on his Stamford Bridge debut.
‘He (Fabregas) told me that it is already done. He is leaving already, 33 mn euros he said.’
Lampard, who turns 36 on June 20 and will be England’s vice-captain at the World Cup in Brazil.
Cole made his international debut against Albania in 2001 and has been an England regular ever since.
The title race is realistically down to Manchester City and Liverpool now, after Chelsea’s latest stumble.
Manchester City lead the standings with 80 points from 36 matches. Chelsea have 79 points from 37.
Leaders Atletico’s 2-0 loss at Levante throws door open for Real, Barca with two rounds to go.
City can take big title step with win at Everton; Van Gaal appointment looms for United.
Courtois made a string of saves to help Atletico to a 3-1 win over Chelsea that gives them place in CL final.
“The reaction of the team will stick in people’s memories,” added the the former Atletico player.
Atletico and Real will become the first two teams from the same city to contest any European final.
With teams deadlocked at 0-0, hosts Chelsea and Atletico Madrid have a place in final to play for in 2nd leg.
Atletico has never won the Champions League, and made its only final appearance 40 years ago.
With 2-0 win over Palace, Manchester City on pole in title race after leaders Liverpool fall to Chelsea.
League-leaders Liverpool welcome Chelsea knowing a win will knock visitors out of title race.