The Spanish international has struggled at times at Chelsea but following a good return last season Mourinho has hinted that Chelsea’s style might aim to help the striker increase his tally.

“I don’t know if it’s confidence I feel the guy is highly motivated he works very hard.” Mourinho said.

“I think some of the work we do with the team in terms of attack suits his qualities. We are here to support him.”

“Usually when he is clear he scores that goal – but he has missed (recently). We know that this is Torres’ game.

However Mourinho then went on to suggest that he doesn’t have the utmost confidence in Torres: ”When we see Torres with his back to goal surrounded by two or three opponents we know that he is not going to produce a piece of magic.