Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has revealed his delight for Spanish strike partner Fernando Torres.

The £50 million January signing took 14 games to open his account for the Blues, netting in the 3-0 victory against West Ham United at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

It's been a rocky opening period in the capital for the former Liverpool star, with question marks being raised over the ability of Torres to play alongside Drogba in the Blues line-up.

Whilst Carlo Ancelotti has been reluctant to put the pair together, the Ivorian has admitted he was as delighted as everyone else at the club when 'El Nino' opened his Blues account.

"I was in the changing rooms but just wanted to run and jump as well," Drogba told ESPN.

"We know we have a great player here. It is very difficult to come in in February and get used to the team. It is important for him and for the club that he is here since January and I think it will all be fantastic for him."


The former Marseille striker has been linked with a Chelsea exit in the British media following the arrival of Torres at the club, but Drogba is focused on staying ahead of Arsenal and putting the pressure on Manchester United in the title race for now.

"The most important thing was to win as well as the three points," he continued.

"They [Manchester United] got a 1-0 win. I think at the moment we have to focus on the second place and going ahead of Arsenal, that is the first step, so we will see what happens in the next few games."

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