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Chelsea boss Mourinho defends Torres after flat performance

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho defended Fernando Torres after victory over Stoke City.

Torres returned to the starting XI after being left out of Wednesday's striker-less line-up at Paris St Germain, but had few chances of note.

"As always he gave everything he can," Mourinho said.

"It's a pity he didn't score a goal because strikers need goals. Even in a match where you win 3-0, you don't score the winning goal, but if you can score a goal it's good for your confidence as a striker."

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