Manchester City midfielder David Silva feels the career of Chelsea striker Fernando Torres is at a crossroads this season.

City star Silva goes into the game believing the next 10 months could make or break Torres as a Chelsea player.

Silva told the Sunday Mirror: "Chelsea will notice Drogba's absence because he was important for them. But in football things come to an end and now is the moment of truth for Torres.

"It may be the most important season of his life, because he will have more minutes on the field."