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Cech urges Chelsea's Torres to shake off horror miss

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech is confident that Fernando Torres can bounce back from his poor missed opportunity on the weekend. The Spaniard was clear on goal in the 3-1 loss to Manchester United at Old Trafford after rounding goalkeeper David de Gea but somehow failed to hit the target from pointblank range.

The miss was one of the worst in recent Premier League history but Cech feels Torres can overcome the setback after scoring just his second goal for Chelsea in 24 appearances.

"This is one thing in football that happens and what he can remember is he played really well and scored a great goal," Cech said.

"I can see every time the guy is improving.

"At Stoke, he had a brilliant match and was unlucky not to score.

"The last match, he created both goals against Bayer Leverkusen and against United he created a huge chance for Ramires in the first half, which if he'd left for Daniel Sturridge, it would have been a simple tap-in.

"He also scored a great goal and then got himself another opportunity and, unfortunately, I don't know what happened.

"But I am not worried about it, he will score goals."

Cech added: "Everybody is counting goals with strikers and it is always like that.

"But if you see Dimitar Berbatov, for example, he got into United not only because he can score goals but because he also created 30 for Tottenham every season.

"That's why they brought him to United and Torres is doing the same. He scores goals and can create them.

"Ideally, you want your striker to score but if Torres creates two goals every game then who cares?"

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