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.
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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