Torres is expected to start tonight against Champions League opponents Benfica.
Keown wrote in the Daily Mail: "Fernando Torres has been doing a lot of unselfish running into channels in recent weeks. You saw how Chelsea benefited from that when he crossed for their goal in the first leg.
"That shows character, as it would be more tempting to just stay central, looking to score all the time.
"Some people says he's been avoiding the penalty area because of a lack of confidence but I don't buy that. Look at his finish against Aston Villa at the weekend - it was never in doubt."