Chelsea ace Juan Mata admits Fernando Torres is struggling to get it together.

Mata said that playing with his compatriot Torres in the team was simply not the same.

"With Fernando it's different. His runs aren't the same. He's not a funnel for our play like Drogba could be.

"He doesn't like the holding-it-up role. He prefers finding space and facing the goal."

He told French magazine So Foot that the £50million price tag was weighing on Torres' head.

Mata explained: "When someone pays that much for you and you become the most expensive player in the Premier League, you are eager to please. Too eager, maybe.

"Especially Fernando, because he's a very humble guy who knows where he comes from and understands the value of money.

"For me, he is still one of the best strikers in the world."