Fernando Torres admits to having failed at Chelsea

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Chelsea star Fernando Torres has admitted to failing to live up to his price-tag

, and says that he needs to score more goals, according to the Express.

The Spain striker, who scored 23 goals in all competitions last season, mainly in part to a generous portion coming in cup fixtures, has largely failed to hit the heights expected of him when he completed his £50million move from Liverpool in 2011.

This season he has been particularly poor in front of goal, combining with Samuel Eto'o and Demba Ba to form a Chelsea frontline that have only netted twice in all competitions this season, both of them coming from Torres and neither coming in the league.

On his past form, the 29-year-old said: "The people are looking at me thinking I should do much better and it's true," he told Chelsea TV.

"The reason you pay that money for someone is that he has shown in the past he is worth that.

"Now what you have to show is you can have the same value or even more value for things you have done at Chelsea.

Despite his form having improved under the watchful eye of Jose Mourinho, Torres knows that as a striker he is expected to score goals and, having cost Chelsea so much in 2011, he needs to improve his ratio.

"I know I have many things to do at this club to give the confidence back to the owner," Torres continued.

"The amount of goals I scored last season should be the minimum.

"I want to ask that of myself but I have enough time.

"I signed a five-and-a-half year contract and I'm sure the future can only be better."

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