Torres believes he will open his Chelsea scoring account today
FERNANDO TORRES insists he will break his Chelsea scoring duck today – then destroy Manchester United in both the Premier League and Champions League.
The £50million British record signing is adamant he will score his first Chelsea goal against Manchester City today.
And then Torres, who is the bogeyman of United skipper Nemanja Vidic, has warned he wants to gun down Alex Ferguson’s men on two fronts.
Chelsea face United in the Champions League quarter-finals and must still visit Old Trafford in the Premier League.
Torres said: “A month ago it looked like we couldn’t fight for a position at the top of the table.
“But in three matches things change. Manchester United have lost and now we are almost in the title race, in the quarter-finals of the Champions League too. The best part starts now.
“I’m adjusting to being here and happy with the game I’m performing and goals will arrive. When? On Sunday! Of course we have to believe we can win the league. Yes, there are a lot of points between us and the top but we have a head-to-head with Man United, which will be a pivotal game, so we’ll see.
“We have to play until the last game. You never know. Man United have a clear advantage and it’s in their hands.
“This game is vital because if we win we can take third place with a game in hand over them which would be a big boost for the team and our confidence levels. And third would be closer to Man United, closer to Arsenal and with City further behind.”
Torres claims he feels no pressure despite his failure to score in six matches for Chelsea, including a substitute appearance, after he was dropped for the goalless draw against FC Copenhagen in the Champions League last-16, second leg on Wednesday.
He said: “There is no pressure whatsoever, people make me feel welcome and as long as the team is winning things are going to be easier and that is what matters. Why I didn’t start against Copenhagen is a question for the manager.
“But I’ve seen that he is resting the players who have played every minute of the games and we have lots of matches coming up so I suppose that it won’t be the first time that we rotate.
“The squad is strong and, God willing, we will continue making progress in the league.
“Everyone can see that there is an incredible marathon of games coming up until the end of the season.”