Fernando Torres has made a promise to do his utmost to pip Samuel Eto'o to the main striking role at Chelsea, according to the Metro.

The Spaniard, who raised eye-brows across the globe when he was purchased from Liverpool for a mind-numbing £50million, has struggled to prove value for money at Stamford Bridge and new boss Jose Mourinho bought in Samuel Eto'o during the transfer window to lead his line, subsequently demoting Torres to the bench.

However the 29-year-old has vowed to lead the line for Jose Mourinho, a feat that can only be made possible if convinces the Blues boss that he is more capable than Eto'o.

Having scored during Chelsea's Capital One Cup win over Swindon, Torres revealed his desire to be the go-to-guy up top for Chelsea.

"I want to play more, but it is nice to have the competition," said the former Atletico man.

"We have a great squad with great strikers who will all score goals.

"We are all fighting to be in the lineup and to be in the squad. It is not easy but it is good for the improvement of the team.

"There are players who have not been involved in the last few matches and the passion and character is plain to see."

But whilst securing his own place in the squad is a matter of importance, Torres has admitted that the team's success is of paramount interest.

"We are all fighting to be in the lineup and to be in the squad. It is not easy but it is good for the improvement of the team," Torres said.

"There are players who have not been involved in the last few matches and the passion and character is plain to see."

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