Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez was pleased with Fernando Torres' performance in their 8-0 thrashing of Aston Villa.

Torres, revitalised under Benitez's stewardship, opened the scoring with a brilliant header, and the Spaniard now looks a totally different player to the one who had frustrated a trio of Chelsea managers.

"He's a striker. He needed to score goals. The team is doing well, he's having more chances, and he has more confidence as a result," Benitez said.