Stoke City No2 Dave Kemp hopes Chelsea striker Fernando Torres can rediscover his scoring form - but only after Saturday's meeting.

Kemp, a former striker himself, has sympathy for the Spaniard.

He told The Sentinel: "Of course you feel sorry for someone like that, but not so sorry that I want him to do well against us. I hope he has a stinker.

"People go on about his bad form with Chelsea, but you have to remember he wasn't having a good time at Liverpool for a long time before that.

"I think everybody was surprised he moved for that amount of money when he joined Chelsea for £50m last year, but he is a talented player... so his form could change in a heartbeat."