Chelsea keeper backs rejuvenated Torres

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Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech believes Fernando Torres is starting to live up to his £50m price-tag, reports the Independent.

The 29-year-old striker has struggled to replicate the form he showed during his four-year spell at Stamford Bridge and has scored just 16 goals in 89 Premier League games for the Blues.

However Cech believes Torres, who seems to have regained his confidence under Jose Mourinho, should be given more praise for his unselfish performances.

Cech, speaking to Chelsea TV, said on his club teammate: "This is the debate everybody's been having for a long time.

"There were so many games when Fernando was absolutely brilliant, but because he didn't score everybody's saying 'oh, he didn't score'.

"Now he's scoring goals, he's making goals, he's playing as well as he has during his life."

Torres, who starred in Chelsea's 2-1 win against Manchester City, has revealed he is 'feeling good' and 'high in confidence'.

The Spanish international's recent remarks will be music to Mourinho's ears, as the Portuguese tactician is yet to decide on who his first choice striker is.

Mourinho has given summer signing Samuel Eto'o and Demba Ba the chance to impress, however the former has netted just one goal since his move from Anzhi Makhachkala and the latter is yet to hit the back of the net this season. 

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