Chelsea midfielder Obi Mikel: Torres ready for big season ahead

Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel is convinced of a big season ahead for teammate Fernando Torres. Obi Mikel has hailed the preseason form of the Spanish striker.

Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel is convinced of a big season ahead for teammate Fernando Torres.

Obi Mikel has hailed the preseason form of the Spanish striker.

"You can see Fernando Torres fitting into the way we want to play and hopefully he can do the job," said Mikel, who did not believe there would be a major change of approach.

"This is what we demand from him. This season, I hope he scores more goals for us."

In the Community Shield, Torres began this season as he ended the last, with a goal, and Mikel added: "We hope he's regained his confidence and that, during the season, he will come back and become the Torres we all know.

"There's no doubt about it, he's put in effort every day in training and you can see that in his game. Hopefully, it's just a matter of things working out for him.

"When he has the chances and puts them away, I think everyone in the team will love him."

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