FERNANDO Torres returns to a city he knows so very well on Saturday knowing it may be his last chance to find the net as Chelsea’s first-choice striker.
The former Liverpool frontman has now appeared 19 times for club and country without scoring, and the weekend trip to Everton will be his last run-out before Didier Drogba returns from his month away at the African Nations Cup.
Chelsea this week revealed the extent of the high hopes they have for young boss Andre Villas-Boas , with the news they lavished an incredible £28million at the end of last season to replace Carlo Ancelotti as boss.
Much of this is understood to be on the promise that the Portuguese can help Torres find the net – something yet to happen with any regularity.
Villas Boas said: “Fernando has been having a tremendous team impact, we are not just looking for Fernando the goalscorer, but Fernando the team player.
“We’ve been working on his movement for some time in order to adapt to how we are playing. A goal would of course trigger it all but even then there has to be continuity afterwards.”