Benitez: Torres happy for striker challenge

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Fernando Torres has no issue with Chelsea's pursuit of goalscoring reinforcements in the January transfer window and is ready to fight for his place at Stamford Bridge, according to Rafael Benitez.

Torres has come in for extreme criticism for his lack of potency at Chelsea, but remains the only senior out-and-out centre-forward available to Benitez as the transfer window approaches.

Daniel Sturridge's departure from Chelsea to Liverpool appears imminent, which leaves the Blues even shorter on options up front, and increases the burden on Torres to find the net more regularly.

Torres has hit form of sorts since Benitez replaced Roberto di Matteo at the Chelsea helm, and the 28-year-old has scored 13 goals in all competitions so far this season.

But, says Benitez, Torres is aware Chelsea are in desperate need of more competition for places at the top end of the pitch, and the Spain international is content with further recruits joining him at Stamford Bridge.

"He knows that we need this competition, we know that we need this competition," Benitez told Sky Sports.

"The problem in January always is, 'Which one?'. Which player is available, which player is good enough to be here in a top side?

"So, it's not easy, but I think it will be positive for everyone.

"And Fernando is ready to fight for his position. He has no problem because he has a lot of confidence and he is enjoying now his football."

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