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Should Mourinho give Torres a run in the side?

There seems to be a lack of goal threat in the final third of the field for Chelsea, but Fernando Torres is looking a little sharper, is it time to give him a run of games?

Jose Mourinho has made no secret of his habits of making changes in the final third of the field, yet there doesn’t seem to be much early season consistency on the goal front from a clutch of players. Oscar has been the most prolific scorer so far this season, and Mourinho has played one of Fernando Torres, Samuel Eto’o and Demba Ba at the spearhead of the Blues' attack.

Eto’o seems to have had the longest run in the side so far, yet has seemed to find it hard to get into the game at some stages with tendency to drift wide, and as of yet hasn’t found himself in amongst the goals.

Fernando Torres has hardly set the world alight since his move to Stamford Bridge, over the past nine months or so there have been some signs that he has rediscovered some sharpness, and in the early part of the season he finished a move well in the Super Cup against Bayern Munich along with getting on the scoresheet against Swindon Town in the League Cup.

Two goals at this stage of the season in all competitions, given how much he has been in and out of the team, doesn’t seem like a bad return for the Spaniard – though he will obviously want to improve on that.

However, there does seem to be a need for Torres to be confident as well as sharp if he is to go on a run of good form, and there would be no bigger vote of confidence in the striker’s favour if he was selected by Mourinho for a decent run of games.

Though this weekend’s game with Tottenham is likely to be a difficult one for Chelsea to negotiate, giving Torres the nod to see if he can start firing regularly for Chelsea would not be a bad idea.

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