Shevchenko backs misfiring Torres

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Former Chelsea striker Andriy Shevchenko has back Fernando Torres to hit form for the Blues after an uncertain start to his career at Stamford Bridge.

The £50 million man has yet to find the target since signing for Carlo Ancelotti's side in the January transfer window from Liverpool.

But the Ukrainian, who failed to justify his own big transfer fee during his career in West London, has stressed that all the Spaniard needs, is time.

“Chelsea play different football to Liverpoool and he needs the time to adapt. Everybody expects so much because the price of the transfer is very high and everybody will put a lot of pressure on him," he said.


“But he just needs to relax, he’s a big name and a big player."

"He will need time, which is normal, and maybe he shouldn’t think about the goals.

“I don’t think he needs to feel the pressure, just learn the movement of his side, of his defenders and his midfielders. It’s more important that he feels good.

“If he feels good physically, he will score a lot of goals for Chelsea.”

Shevchenko scored 22 goals for Chelsea during his two-season stay at the club after signing from AC Milan for £30 million but never fully adapted to the Barclays Premier League and has since return to Dynamo Kiev, who qualified for the quarterfinals of the Europa League on Thursday after a 2-1 aggregate win over Manchester City.

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