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You cannot forget what Torres is capable of suggests Chelsea's Mata

Misfiring Chelsea striker Fernando Torres will return to the form he showed at Liverpool according to club and country teammate Juan Mata.

The Spaniard has failed to score in more than 24 hours of action for the Blues, with his last goal coming in the 5-0 Champions League win over Genk in October, but Mata is convinced he will again be at his best with Chelsea and the Spanish national team to benefit greatly from his abilities.

"Fernando still has time. He has lived through a lot of good and bad," Mata told the Evening Standard.

"He is working extremely hard in training. You can't forget so soon his 80 goals in Liverpool. He'll be a very important player for Chelsea and for Spain.

"People talk about the fact that Fernando has not scored but he is constantly creating space. I've scored goals thanks to him. He has given me a lot of assists.

"There have been other games when the keeper has made a fantastic save or he has hit the bar."

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