Benitez still has faith in the Spain star but is seriously considering moving him out of the spotlight and not starting him against Arsenal today – even though he knows owner Roman Abramovich likes Torres to play in every game.
Coach Benitez said: “Torres is a Chelsea player and the fans have to understand that he will always do his best.
“It is really important for everyone to understand the way to win is to win together.
“Hopefully we can change that now if Torres can rest. He will be fresher and fitter and play at the level we know he can play.”