English Premiership

Ancelotti: Torres will score

2011-04-19 19:17
Fernando Torres (File)

London - Fernando Torres will open his goalscoring account for Chelsea before the end of the season, Blues manager Carlo Ancelotti predicted on Tuesday.

Speaking ahead of Chelsea's match with Birmingham City on Wednesday, Ancelotti was adamant that 50 million pound striker Torres would find the net during Chelsea's remaining six games of the season.

Torres has not scored in more than 11 hours of game time since joining Chelsea from Liverpool in the January transfer window.

British bookmakers have even begun taking bets on whether the Spanish international will finally get off the mark for his new club.

However Ancelotti predicted on Tuesday that Torres would break his duck this season.

"He will score," said Ancelotti. "He can score if he plays."

However, Ancelotti refused to say whether Torres would start against Birmingham on Wednesday following Chelsea's 3-1 win at West Bromwich Albion last weekend, when Torres was left on the bench.

"It's very difficult to change the team that played so well against West Brom, not just for the result, not just for the performance. They did very well against West Bromwich," he said.

Ancelotti said Torres was not receiving any special training to help him end his drought.

"We are working with him like we are with the other strikers. He has exercises to score - shooting, crossing - but nothing different from the others," Ancelotti said.

"I think he wants to score and he's not happy for this reason. I would like to see my players every time happy and with confidence. It's not a good moment for Fernando, but I want to do my best to support him."

Read more on:    epl  |  fernando torres
NEXT ON SPORT24X

Januzaj opts for Belgium

0 minutes ago

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
9 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Who do you think will be the next manager at Manchester United?

 
 
Featured Blog

The stock of Bulls and Sharks 2014 Super Rugby jerseys are slowly becoming available after the festive season break, writes blogger Baylion.

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

TV schedule Plan your couch time with our searchable sport TV guide

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.