Chelsea boss Di Matteo defends Torres after flat performance

Chelsea boss Roberto di Matteo defended Fernando Torres after his performance in victory at Nordsjaelland.

Chelsea boss Roberto di Matteo defended Fernando Torres after his performance in victory at Nordsjaelland.

Despite scoring in his last two matches, the Spain striker had the latest in a long line of nights to forget in front of goal.

But Di Matteo said: "Torres was excellent. It's a shame he didn't score in the first half when he had the chance.

"He played very well for the team, was always available and a threat. I was very pleased with him."

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