Benitez tells Torres: Feel the burn

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Rafael Benitez has told Fernando Torres to start pumping iron if he was serious about proving he could be Chelsea's £50million man of steel.

Interim Blues boss Benitez admitted he did not know whether Torres could recapture the glory days that convinced the Blues to make him the most expensive player ever transferred between British clubs almost two years ago but claimed his fellow Spaniard needed to get fitter to stand any chance of doing so.

"We have to improve some players physically and they will come back to maybe the strength they had," Benitez said, insisting age or injuries had nothing to do with Torres's loss of explosive pace.

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