Torres ends career-worst drought


LONDON (AP) -- Fernando Torres ended a career-worst scoreless streak at 26 games, getting two goals for Chelsea in a 5-2 victory over Leicester on Sunday that advanced the Blues to the FA Cup semifinals.

Torres scored off Raul Meireles' pass in the 67th minute for a 3-0 lead, his first goal in 25 hours, 41 minutes of action since scoring twice against Genk in the Champions League on Oct. 19.

He added a near-post header in the 85th for his sixth goal of the season and just his seventh in 52 appearances for Chelsea, which acquired him from Liverpool in January 2011 for 50 million pounds (then $80 million).

"I needed those goals. I've been working so hard to get them," Torres said. "Maybe the job of a striker is to score goals and if you don't do it people think you're playing badly. But the support has been here and I feel the confidence of the manager (Roberto di Matteo) now. We have some important games coming."

Gary Cahill opened the scoring with a 12th-minute header. Obtained his January, Cahill marked his first Chelsea goal by unveiling a "Pray 4 Muamba" T-shirt in tribute to former Bolton teammate Fabrice Muamba, who is in intense care after going into cardiac arrest during Saturday's match at Tottenham.

Salomon Kalou doubled Chelsea's lead in the 17th, and Raul Meireles scored in the first minute of stoppage time.

Jermaine Beckford and Ben Marshall scored for second-tier Leicester.

Chelsea has won four straight since Matteo took over as interim manager after Andre Villas-Boas was fired.