Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benítez has backed Fernando Torres to kick on after scoring twice in the Europa League win against Rubin Kazan.

The 29-year-old has often looked burdened by his £50million price tag, but last night showed glimpses of his old self in the Blues' 3-1 victory at Stamford Bridge.

Torres' determination allowed him to prod Chelsea ahead 16 minutes in, with Victor Moses doubling their advantage soon after.

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Torres celebrates scoring his second and Chelsea's third

Bebras Natcho's spot-kick brought Rubin back into the match, only for a fine Torres header to restore Chelsea's two-goal cushion ahead of the return leg in Russia.

The goals doubled the Spaniard's tally for 2013 and came as a relief to his fellow Spaniard Benítez.

Benítez said: "We could see today the confidence, that he can work hard, so physically he is fine.

"I think he will play well and score goals until the end of the season."

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    Chelsea's Spanish striker Fernando Torres (C) stands between Chelsea's Israeli midfielder Yossi Benayoun (R) and Chelsea's English defender Ryan Bertrand (L) ahead of the UEFA Europa League quarter-final first leg football match against Rubin Kazan at Stamford Bridge in London on April 4, 2013. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Chelsea's Spanish striker Fernando Torres celebrates scoring the third goal with teammate Yossi Benayoun during the UEFA Europa League quarter-final first leg football match against Rubin Kazan at Stamford Bridge in London, England on April 4, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ADRIAN DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Chelsea's Spanish striker Fernando Torres celebrates scoring the third goal during the UEFA Europa League quarter-final first leg football match against Rubin Kazan at Stamford Bridge in London, England on April 4, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ADRIAN DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Chelsea's Spanish striker Fernando Torres celebrates scoring the third goal during the UEFA Europa League quarter-final first leg football match against Rubin Kazan at Stamford Bridge in London, England on April 4, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ADRIAN DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Chelsea's Spanish striker Fernando Torres celebrates scoring the third goal during the UEFA Europa League quarter-final first leg football match against Rubin Kazan at Stamford Bridge in London, England on April 4, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ADRIAN DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 04: Kurban Berdyev (L) the Rubin Kazan manager and Rafael Benitez the Chelsea manager look on during the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Chelsea and FC Rubin Kazan at Stamford Bridge on April 4, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

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    Chelsea's Spanish striker Fernando Torres celebrates scoring the third goal during the UEFA Europa League quarter-final first leg football match against Rubin Kazan at Stamford Bridge in London, England on April 4, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ADRIAN DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 04: Fernando Torres #9 of Chelsea is congratulated by teammates after scoring his team's third goal with a header during the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Chelsea and FC Rubin Kazan at Stamford Bridge on April 4, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 04: Juan Mata of Chelsea passes the ball as the Rubin Kazan defence closes in during the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Chelsea and FC Rubin Kazan at Stamford Bridge on April 4, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 04: Frank Lampard of Chelsea celebrates after teammate Fernando Torres (R) scores their team's third goal during the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Chelsea and FC Rubin Kazan at Stamford Bridge on April 4, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 04: Rafael Benitez the Chelsea manager looks on prior to kickoff during the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Chelsea and FC Rubin Kazan at Stamford Bridge on April 4, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 04: Goalkeeper Sergei Ryzhikov of Rubin Kazan smotghers the ball as Fernando Torres of Chelsea closes in during the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Chelsea and FC Rubin Kazan at Stamford Bridge on April 4, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

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    Rubin Kazan's Israeli midfielder Bebras Natcho (R) scores a penalty against Chelsea during the UEFA Europa League quarter-final first leg football match at Stamford Bridge in London, England on April 4, 2013. AFP PHOTO/GLYN KIRK (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Chelsea v FC Rubin Kazan - UEFA Europa League Quarter Final: First Leg

    LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 04: Fernando Torres #9 of Chelsea is congratulated by teammates after scoring his team's third goal with a header during the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Chelsea and FC Rubin Kazan at Stamford Bridge on April 4, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

  • Chelsea v FC Rubin Kazan - UEFA Europa League Quarter Final: First Leg

    LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 04: Fernando Torres of Chelsea rises above the Rubin Kazan defence to score his team's third goal with a header during the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Chelsea and FC Rubin Kazan at Stamford Bridge on April 4, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

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    Chelsea's Spanish midfielder Juan Mata (R) vies with Rubin Kazan's Turkish midfielder Gokdeniz Karadeniz (L) during the UEFA Europa League quarter-final first leg football match at Stamford Bridge in London, England on April 4, 2013. AFP PHOTO/GLYN KIRK (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Chelsea v FC Rubin Kazan - UEFA Europa League Quarter Final: First Leg

    LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 04: Fernando Torres of Chelsea rises above the Rubin Kazan defence to score his team's third goal with a header during the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Chelsea and FC Rubin Kazan at Stamford Bridge on April 4, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

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    Chelsea's Spanish striker Fernando Torres scores the third goal during the UEFA Europa League quarter-final first leg football match against Rubin Kazan at Stamford Bridge in London, England on April 4, 2013. AFP PHOTO/GLYN KIRK (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Chelsea v FC Rubin Kazan - UEFA Europa League Quarter Final: First Leg

    LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 04: Fernando Torres #9 of Chelsea is congratulated by teammates after scoring his team's third goal with a header during the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Chelsea and FC Rubin Kazan at Stamford Bridge on April 4, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

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    Chelsea's Spanish striker Fernando Torres celebrates scoring the third goal during the UEFA Europa League quarter-final first leg football match against Rubin Kazan at Stamford Bridge in London, England on April 4, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ADRIAN DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Chelsea's Spanish striker Fernando Torres celebrates scoring the third goal during the UEFA Europa League quarter-final first leg football match against Rubin Kazan at Stamford Bridge in London, England on April 4, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ADRIAN DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Chelsea's Spanish striker Fernando Torres celebrates scoring the third goal during the UEFA Europa League quarter-final first leg football match against Rubin Kazan at Stamford Bridge in London, England on April 4, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ADRIAN DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Chelsea's Spanish defender Cesar Azpilicueta (L) vies with Rubin Kazan's Russian striker Vladimir Dyadyun (R) during the UEFA Europa League quarter-final first leg football match at Stamford Bridge in London, England on April 4, 2013. AFP PHOTO/GLYN KIRK (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Chelsea's Israeli midfielder Yossi Benayoun (L) celebrates with teammate Spanish striker Fernando Torres after the latter scored the third goal during the UEFA Europa League quarter-final first leg football match against Rubin Kazan at Stamford Bridge in London, England on April 4, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ADRIAN DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Chelsea's Spanish striker Fernando Torres (L) misses a chance on goal during UEFA Europa League quarter-final first leg football match against Rubin Kazan at Stamford Bridge in London, England on April 4, 2013. Chelsea won the match 3-1. AFP PHOTO/GLYN KIRK (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Chelsea's English defender John Terry thanks the fans after winning the UEFA Europa League quarter-final first leg football match against Rubin Kazan at Stamford Bridge in London, England on April 4, 2013. Chelsea won the match 3-1. AFP PHOTO/GLYN KIRK (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Chelsea's English defender John Terry (L) challenges Rubin Kazan's Venezuelan striker Jose Rondon (C) during the UEFA Europa League quarter-final first leg football match against at Stamford Bridge in London, England on April 4, 2013. Chelsea won the match 3-1. AFP PHOTO/GLYN KIRK (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Chelsea v FC Rubin Kazan - UEFA Europa League Quarter Final: First Leg

    LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 04: Vladimir Dyadyun of Rubin Kazan and Cesar Azpilicueta of Chelsea compete for aheader during the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Chelsea and FC Rubin Kazan at Stamford Bridge on April 4, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

  • Chelsea v FC Rubin Kazan - UEFA Europa League Quarter Final: First Leg

    LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 04: Kurban Berdyev the Rubin Kazan manager looks on prior to kickoff during the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Chelsea and FC Rubin Kazan at Stamford Bridge on April 4, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

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    Chelsea's Spanish interim manager Rafael Benitez (L) reacts to Referee Gianluca Rocchi showing Israeli midfielder Yossi Benayoun (R) a yellow card during UEFA Europa League quarter-final first leg football match against Rubin Kazan at Stamford Bridge in London, England on April 4, 2013. Chelsea won the match 3-1. AFP PHOTO/GLYN KIRK (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Rubin Kazan's Russian coach Kurban Berdyev gestures during UEFA Europa League quarter-final first leg football match against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in London, England on April 4, 2013. Chelsea won the match 3-1. AFP PHOTO/GLYN KIRK (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Chelsea's Spanish interim manager Rafael Benitez gestures during UEFA Europa League quarter-final first leg football match against Rubin Kazan at Stamford Bridge in London, England on April 4, 2013. Chelsea won the match 3-1. AFP PHOTO/GLYN KIRK (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Chelsea's Spanish interim manager Rafael Benitez gestures during UEFA Europa League quarter-final first leg football match against Rubin Kazan at Stamford Bridge in London, England on April 4, 2013. Chelsea won the match 3-1. AFP PHOTO/GLYN KIRK (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Chelsea v FC Rubin Kazan - UEFA Europa League Quarter Final: First Leg

    LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 04: Fernando Torres of Chelsea is brought down by Gokdeniz Karadeniz of Rubin Kazan during the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Chelsea and FC Rubin Kazan at Stamford Bridge on April 4, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 04: Bebras Natcho #66 of Rubin Kazan is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal from the penalty spot during the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Chelsea and FC Rubin Kazan at Stamford Bridge on April 4, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

  • Chelsea v FC Rubin Kazan - UEFA Europa League Quarter Final: First Leg

    LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 04: Bebras Natcho #66 of Rubin Kazan is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal from the penalty spot during the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Chelsea and FC Rubin Kazan at Stamford Bridge on April 4, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

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    Chelsea's Spanish striker Juan Mata (R) vies for the ball against Rubin Kazan's Israeli midfielder Bebis Natcho (L) during the UEFA Europa League quarter-final first leg football match at Stamford Bridge in London, England on April 4, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ADRIAN DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Chelsea's English defender John Terry (R) vies with Rubin Kazan's Venezuelan striker Jose Rondon (L) during the UEFA Europa League quarter-final first leg football match against at Stamford Bridge in London, England on April 4, 2013. AFP PHOTO/GLYN KIRK (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Rubin Kazan's Spanish midfielder Pablo Orbaiz (C) heads the ball clear in front of Chelsea's Spanish striker Fernando Torres (R) during the UEFA Europa League quarter-final first leg football match at Stamford Bridge in London, England on April 4, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ADRIAN DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Chelsea v FC Rubin Kazan - UEFA Europa League Quarter Final: First Leg

    LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 04: Cesar Azpilicueta of Chelsea and Alan Kasaev of Rubin Kazan compete for the ball during the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Chelsea and FC Rubin Kazan at Stamford Bridge on April 4, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

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    Chelsea's English defender Ryan Bertrand (R) vies for the ball against Rubin Kazan's Oleg Kuzmin (L) during the UEFA Europa League quarter-final first leg football match at Stamford Bridge in London, England on April 4, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ADRIAN DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Chelsea v FC Rubin Kazan - UEFA Europa League Quarter Final: First Leg

    LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 04: Juan Mata of Chelsea holds off the challenge from Oleg Kuzmin of Rubin Kazan during the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Chelsea and FC Rubin Kazan at Stamford Bridge on April 4, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

  • Chelsea v FC Rubin Kazan - UEFA Europa League Quarter Final: First Leg

    LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 04: Jose Rondon of Rubin Kazan is tackled by John Terry of Chelsea during the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Chelsea and FC Rubin Kazan at Stamford Bridge on April 4, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

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    Chelsea's English defender John Terry (R) vies with Rubin Kazan's Venezuelan striker Jose Rondon (L) during the UEFA Europa League quarter-final first leg football match against at Stamford Bridge in London, England on April 4, 2013. AFP PHOTO/GLYN KIRK (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Chelsea's English defender John Terry (R) vies with Rubin Kazan's Venezuelan striker Jose Rondon (L) during the UEFA Europa League quarter-final first leg football match against at Stamford Bridge in London, England on April 4, 2013. AFP PHOTO/GLYN KIRK (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Chelsea v FC Rubin Kazan - UEFA Europa League Quarter Final: First Leg

    LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 04: Victor Moses #3 of Chelsea is congratulated teammates Yossi Benayoun ( L) and Fernando Torres (R) after scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Chelsea and FC Rubin Kazan at Stamford Bridge on April 4, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

  • Chelsea v FC Rubin Kazan - UEFA Europa League Quarter Final: First Leg

    LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 04: Cristian Ansaldi of Rubin Kazan is shadowed by Victor Moses of Chelsea during the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Chelsea and FC Rubin Kazan at Stamford Bridge on April 4, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

  • Chelsea v FC Rubin Kazan - UEFA Europa League Quarter Final: First Leg

    LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 04: Victor Moses #3 of Chelsea is congratulated teammates Ramires (L), Yossi Benayoun (2nd L) and Fernando Torres (R)after scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Chelsea and FC Rubin Kazan at Stamford Bridge on April 4, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

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    Chelsea's Spanish striker Fernando Torres (R) controls the ball as he scores the opening goal during the UEFA Europa League quarter-final first leg football match against Rubin Kazan at Stamford Bridge in London, England on April 4, 2013. AFP PHOTO/GLYN KIRK (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Rubin Kazan's Israeli midfielder Bebis Natcho (C) celebrates scoring from the penalty spot against Chelsea during the UEFA Europa League quarter-final first leg football match between Chelsea and Rubin Kazan at Stamford Bridge in London on April 4, 2013. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 04: Fernando Torres (L) of Chelsea turns away to celebrate after scoring the opening goal past goalkeeper Sergei Ryzhikov of Rubin Kazan during the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Chelsea and FC Rubin Kazan at Stamford Bridge on April 4, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)