SPANISH BOYS ENJOY THEIR INQUISITION

Chelsea's Spanish quartet of Fernando Torres, Juan Mata, Oriol Romeu and Cesar Azpilicueta shared stories at the latest in our Audience With… series at Stamford Bridge on Thursday night.

On an entertaining evening in the Great Hall, fans were entertained by the four friends, who spoke openly with Chelsea TV host Gigi Salmon and a crowd of hundreds.

First up, a discussion about the Champions League and trophies…

Speaking fondly about their Champions League memories, the four players were asked to recall their favourite Chelsea moment so far.

Grinning, Torres said: 'It's easy for me to answer, winning the Champions League trophy. I have fulfilled one of the dreams of every footballer. In the next five years, I would love to win it again.'

Mata added: 'When Didier scored that penalty, it was amazing, amazing for all of us, we won the Champions League for the first time and it was a great achievement. However, this year I'd really like to win the Barclays Premier League trophy, as I've never done that before.'

Azpilicueta said: 'It's a trophy that we've won, and one that I want to win with Chelsea too. I want to win as many trophies as I can here; the Champions League was the focus, so now I want to try to win stuff too!'

Having just scored his first goal for the club from the penalty spot against Wolves in our recent Capital One Cup game, Oriol Romeu said: 'One or two of us went up to take it, and I just thought I would. When I scored it was a great feeling, really special.'

A quick review of the Premier League season so far…

Mata was asked whether his strike against Arsenal last weekend was his most important for Chelsea.

'I think it was a bit lucky!' he admitted. 'I tried to aim, but last season against Manchester United I scored too, which was probably the most beautiful I've scored so far for Chelsea.'

The quartet was then asked to name the best player they have ever faced on the pitch, Torres's was 'Messi', while Oriol recalls playing against Manchester City at Stamford Bridge, pinpointingcompatriot David Silva.

On life in London and playing for Chelsea…

There was plenty of banter, and it is clear to see that they spend a lot of time together not just on the pitch, but off it too. When asked how he is adapting to life in London, Azpilicueta explained: 'It's easy being here, I know them well from before, and I like the life here in London. I like the training here at Chelsea, and I am really happy to be here.'

Already fluent, Mata spoke about the English lessons that he is currently taking, telling the audience that 'my teacher comes to my house three times a week, and I enjoy it. I am in London and it's important to speak the language.'

Outside of Football…

Torres revealed that in his spare time, he is 'quite busy looking after his two children, his wife and tends to his two British bulldogs.'

There was intrigue from the fans around Mata's interest in Twitter. The playmaker has over one million followers on his account, and explained: 'It's great to share what's happening in your life with the supporters. I like to keep in touch with the fans.'

True to his word, immediately after the event, the number 10 took to Twitter to reveal to his fans: 'Just finished our 'Spanish Evening'. Was so funny! Thanks for coming! I'll never sing again... ;-)'.