Ancelotti backs misfiring Torres

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Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti is confident striker Fernando Torres will end his goal drought soon enough despite the £50million striker drawing another blank at Blackpool on Monday night.

The Blues won 3-1 thanks to two goals from Frank Lampard and one from John Terry, with Jason Puncheon adding a late consolation for the Seasiders. However, Torres - playing up front with Didier Drogba - hardly had a chance all night and never looked like coming close to scoring.

"It is important he works for the team and he is doing that now and game by game he will improve and he will score." Ancelotti said: "We are happy about his performance. He is a top scorer and he will score, this is not a problem."

The former AC Milan boss added: "He is showing good movement; he showed good movement with Drogba in the first half,

"I think they played well, it was a good combination at the start of the game.

"I didn't ask them to play closer, I wanted them to spread the Blackpool defence."

Torres has now gone five matches, a total of 406 minutes, without opening his account since his deadline day move from Liverpool.

The win moved Chelsea within nine points of Barclays Premier League leaders Manchester with a match in hand.

Blackpool boss Ian Holloway, whose side have won once in nine matches and are just two points above the relegation zone, was disappointed with the result but not his side's performance.

"We are a bit sore because we didn't feel we deserved that, we didn't deserve to be more than two goals away from them," he said. "We needed something to give us a bit of belief, we needed the second goal in the game but unfortunately they got it."

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