CHELSEA TRIO CALLED UP FOR PROVISIONAL SPAIN SQUAD

Posted on: Mon 27 May 2013

Fernando Torres, Juan Mata and Cesar Azpilicueta have been named in the provisional Spain squad ahead of the Confederations Cup.

The Chelsea trio were selected for Vicente del Bosque's 26-man squad, which will be reduced to 23 players before the tournament begins on 15 June.

Torres has been rewarded for a strong end to the campaign, after scoring the opening goal in our Europa League final win over Benfica as well as the decisive strike in our final-day league win against Everton.

He ended the season with 22 goals in all competitions.

Mata, meanwhile, enjoyed a fantastic second season at Stamford Bridge, winning both the club's Player of the Year and Players' Player of the Year awards.

Having moved to Stamford Bridge last August, Azpilicueta enjoyed a solid season, establishing himself as a regular in the side throughout the second half of the campaign.

The young right-back, who made his debut for Spain in February, scored his first Chelsea goal in last week's 4-3 friendly defeat against Manchester City in the US.