Cech backs Torres to hit the goal trail

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Fernando Torres' Chelsea career has hardly started in ideal fashion, but surely it is only a matter of time until the Spanish striker is back to his free-scoring best.

The 27-year-old has gone nine games without a goal since his record-breaking £50 million move to Stamford Bridge during the winter transfer window - having last found the net on January 22 for Liverpool.

His has been commended by his colleagues for the impact he has had despite failing to get on the scoresheet, and Petr Cech is the latest player to back Torres to recapture his formidable form.

"You can see the quality he has, he knows this league, he knows English football and that's his huge advantage," said Cech.

"When you bring in a player with a big reputation for a big fee and he's coming from a different championship and it starts badly, then you can be worried - we had an example of that with Andriy Shevchenko.

"He was one of best players in the world but you never know how they will adapt to different leagues because football is very different in different countries.


"This is why I'm not worried about Fernando, you can see in his movement and in his communication with the other players that it's getting much better.

"He's helped create lots of good chances for others with his intelligent movement and runs behind the defence. He's been unlucky because he creates chances for himself that he's not taken but it's a question of time because he's doing the right things.

"I'm sure once he gets his first goal it will start a run."

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