The Chelsea manager Roberto di Matteo has said that he has no worries about the current form of the star striker Fernando Torres. The Spaniard was substituted in the match against QPR after being ineffective for most of the match. Chelsea only managed a 0-0 draw with QPR, and as a result of it, lost their perfect start to the season. This was the second match in a row in which Fernando Torres has been extremely difficult. The Spaniard was not at his best in the UEFA Super cup match against his former club Atletico Madrid – a match that Chelsea lost 4-1 in the most surprising manner.
Yet, the Chelsea manager Roberto di Matteo failed to criticise star striker, who cost the club £ 50 million in January 2011. The £ 6 million signing from Manchester city – Daniel Sturridge – was one of the effective players on the pitch after being introduced as a substitute in place of Fernando Torres. The Chelsea manager has said that Sturridge needs to be patient in order to get first team opportunities at the club. Chelsea will be facing Stoke city during this weekend. They have a slender one-point advantage over Manchester United in the table.
“No, no, absolutely not. We can’t put too much pressure on one player. We are a team and everybody has responsibility. We’re looking for other players to score goals as well. I think it’s a team sport. I wouldn’t individually go player by player. I thought, as a team, we played well, our centre-forward worked very hard, he had a chance in the first half to score as well, a half-decent chance in the second half,” said the Chelsea manager after the match. Chelsea will be facing Juventus in the first Champions League match as the European champions.