Torres remains without a goal for Chelsea following his £50million move from Liverpool on January 31, and Cech said: "He played really well but it was not to be. I hope he saved his goals for another day.
"He had very good movement. We played to him more and he created chances but most importantly he worked hard for the team and that's why we wanted him to play for us.
"Nicolas took his chances very well and that's what you need to do. His understanding with Fernando was brilliant, we had a lot of movement and it paid off. It's exactly what we needed."