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.
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."