Fernando Torres believes he has found his prolific scoring boots again under new manager Jose Mourinho.
The Spaniard has scored just 39 goals in 141 appearances since joining Chelsea from Liverpool in a British record £50m deal in 2011.
That fee has proved hard to justify for the 29-year-old but he showed glimpses of his former self last season in the early days of Rafa Benitez's short stint in charge at Stamford Bridge.
Torres scored seven goals in four games for Benitez as the man who brought him to Liverpool looked to get the best out of him.
He scored two goals against Schalke 04 in the Champions League in a highly impressive display on Tuesday and he has now backed himself to do the same for Mourinho.
With a run of crucial games starting at the weekend Torres wants his hot streak to continue.
"I'm feeling good," Torres is quoted in the Daily Mirror. "With working hard, everything comes. It sometimes takes lots of time, but at the end it will come.
"I was happy with the game against Schalke. Hopefully it's the start of many games in a row scoring goals.
"There are lots of important games are coming now - Man City (on Sunday), Arsenal (next Tuesday) - and games that are important to get to the top of the Premier League, to go through in the Capital One Cup.
"I am ready to play if I have to play, ready to help from outside if I have to be on the bench."
Torres believes his rich vein of form that has seen him score four cup goals in six starts this season is down to the winning mentality Mourinho has brought back to the Blues.
"We all know him. Every team he's managed gets success and goes on to the last round in the competitions they play," said the striker. "It's going to be great to have his experience.
"He knows how to motivate the group. He talks with me like he talks with everyone else.
"I just know he likes people who work and it's all about work. Work hard and you will have the reward."
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