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West Brom boss Hodgson convinced Torres will come good at Chelsea

West Bromwich Albion boss Roy Hodgson feels Fernando Torres will come good for Chelsea.

Hodgson worked with Torres at Liverpool.

He said: "Torres has coped with it pretty well. It's gone on far too long for his liking but all he can do is keep on working at it and that's what he does.

"When I had my brief spell at Liverpool, as a person I always thought he was professional and tried hard. He wasn't having a successful time there when he got sold and ­unfortunately that has continued - but it will come back again. Chelsea knew what they were signing and the character of the man. I can only hope they are ­satisfied with him but I'm also pretty convinced he won't let them down.

"He will come good and coming good for Chelsea means he will be scoring the goals to get that Champions League berth."

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