Torres: Chelsea proved title credentials with victory at Arsenal

Fernando Torres says Chelsea proved their title credentials after victory at Arsenal.

Fernando Torres says Chelsea proved their title credentials after victory at Arsenal.

The Spain international fired the Blues ahead following some poor marking by Laurent Koscielny and Juan Mata's free-kick squirmed in to secure three points for the European champions after Gervinho had equalised on the stroke of half-time.

Torres said on Sky Sports 2: "We knew before the game it would be an important result.

"It was one of the main targets we have this season - winning these kind of games. We want to be in the top four for sure and fighting for the title.

"Today was the first big test. It's a very difficult stadium against a great team. It's very good for us."

Torres' goal was his fifth of the season and he acknowledged playing with a smile on his face was helping.

"I enjoy more this season," the former Liverpool forward said. "The kind of players I have behind me has given me a lot of support. I have to improve to create more and more chances for the team.

"I'm scoring more. The team still have a big way to improve. Not just me - everyone.

"I think we're showing as a team with this different style of football this season we're in the top. We can dream with a very good system again."

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