Ancelotti still happy with Torres



Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has revealed he is happy with the way Fernando Torres has started life at the Bridge, despite not scoring any goals.

Torres signed for Chelsea on the last day of the January transfer window, in a British record £50million deal from Liverpool.

Torres has had a difficult opening few games and has looked a long way from his best, but Ancelotti is not concerned that his new striker is yet to net for the Blues.

Ancelotti has rubbished any concerns about the World Cup winners form, and says he felt Torres played well in the 2-1 win over United in the week.

Fellow new recuit, David Luiz did manage to score in the game, despite being a centre back, but Ancelotti said, “We don’t have to compare them. Torres didn’t score but I don’t ask my strikers to score.

“I ask them to play for the team. Torres did a very good job with that. People judge him on the goals he scored but I have to look at different things about his performance.

“He worked for the team, put pressure on the defenders, moved well in front and worked hard.

“That’s enough for me. Ask him, not me, if it will affect him but I don’t think it will. I’m not asking him to score.”

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