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Essien confident ex-Chelsea teammate Torres can strike form with AC Milan

AC Milan midfielder Michael Essien has faith that Fernando Torres will rediscover his scoring touch with the Italian club.

The Spanish striker, who joined the Rossoneri on a two-year loan from Chelsea in the summer, opened his account for the Serie A outfit in Tuesday night's 2-2 draw with Empoli in just his second appearance.

In the wake of the goalscoring performance, Essien said that he expects his former Blues teammate to get back to the consistent form that saw him arrive at Stamford Bridge from Liverpool for £50million in 2011.

"I really hope [Torres] does well for Milan and for himself," Essien told FIFA's official website.

"Because he is a top striker and we will benefit from his goals. He is a hard worker both in games and in training and that can also serve him well at Milan.

"One thing Milan can expect to see is 100% all the time from him. I am convinced we will see a lot of goals from Fernando."

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