New boss Rafael Benitez has refused to blame Fernando Torres for his awful form at Chelsea and suggested his team-mates needed to create more chances for the shot-shy striker.
Benitez leapt to the defence of the man he made one of the best players in the world and who has been branded a £50million flop since leaving Liverpool for Stamford Bridge. Torres has now seen three Chelsea managers come and go who failed to get him scoring regularly, with Roman Abramovich this week turning to Benitez in a bid to restore the value of his prize asset.
Benitez appeared confident of doing so, saying it would be "easy" to deal with Torres compared to Chelsea's other players because of the duo's previous relationship at Anfield. He said: "Football is a sport you play with 11 players and sometimes you pinpoint one. But if the striker's not scoring too many, the rest of the team have to maybe create more chances for him."
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