John Terry believes Fernando Torres and Didier Drogba have what it takes to become a fearsome partnership for Chelsea - just like they are in training.

The forward duo have not been afforded the opportunity to gel on the pitch by new boss Andre Villas-Boas, as the Portuguese strives to find his ideal formation.

Currently adopted by Villas-Boas is a 4-3-3 shape, which only seems to allow one of Drogba or Torres to be on the field at any given time.

But Terry has seen enough in training to suggest the two strikers have all the makings of a pairing to be reckoned with, although the Chelsea skipper is a fan of the current set-up of the side.

"Fernando still needs time to get his bearings but he has had a very good pre-season," he told France Football.

"In training, Didier and Fernando combine really well.


 

"If the manager continues to choose a 4-3-3, it will be difficult for them to play together, but I personally prefer that formation. I think it causes more problems for the opposition."

Terry, meanwhile, has dismissed suggestions that Manchester United's summer business has seen them increase the gap in quality between themselves and Chelsea.

"I'm not sure if the gap between ourselves and Manchester United is bigger this season," he added.

"They have obviously bought players for the future.

"I like the look of Phil Jones. Chris Smalling who came in last season looks good too, as does Ashley Young.

"Their team is set-up for the future, but in the shorter term, there aren't many differences between this season and last."

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