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Benitez: Ba arrival will benefit Torres

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Interim manager Rafael Benitez believes Demba Ba's arrival at Chelsea will help make Fernando Torres a better player.

The Spain international had been considered a £50million flop until a recent upturn in form, which coincided with the appointment of his former Liverpool mentor. Torres was Chelsea's first-choice striker for the first half of the campaign regardless of form, although Ba's arrival threatens that role.

The 27-year-old scored twice on his Blues debut against Southampton on Saturday and Benitez believes the former Newcastle striker will be good for Torres. "Ba coming will be better for Torres, 100 per cent," Benitez said. "Not many players play every game in a top side, as he has had to, and now it will be positive for both of them."

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Southampton
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