Savage: Chelsea boss AVB should give Torres until January - then sell
He wrote in his column for the Mirror: "AVB should sit him down and lay it out for him. Tell Torres that he has got the next 21 games - up to and including New Year's Eve at home to Villa - to really show why Chelsea bought him for a British record fee.
"Tell him that no matter how much Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka, or any other of the team,-mates he is said to have branded "old and slow", pout and moan, he'll be starting every one of those games. And that his future depends on what happens in them.
"If he continues his improved form so far this season and adds the odd goal, good. If he starts banging them in and approaching his old Liverpool form, wonderful.
"But if he continues to fire blanks and drifts back into the kind of listless performances we saw from him at times last season, let him know he'll be on his way."