Chelsea star ran like a 'lunatic' - I feel sorry for him, says former assistant

Fernando Torres Glum

Former Chelsea assistant boss Ray Wilkins is convinced Chelsea will beat Atletico Madrid in the second leg.

Former Chelsea assistant Ray Wilkins has praised the effort put in by striker Fernando Torres against Atletico Madrid, admitting the Spaniard was starved of service.

Wilkins told SkySports: "I felt sorry for Fernando Torres who was running around like a lunatic up front, but the ball wasn't coming to him."

Chelsea battled to secure a 0-0 draw at the Vicente Calderon but rarely looked like scoring an away goal.

Torres managed just one shot, comfortably saved by Thibaut Courtois, although his four aerial duels won was the highest of any Chelsea player on the night.

The Spaniard also made six successful dribbles, three times as many as his nearest teammate on the night as he worked to try and make something happen for his side.

Without Eden Hazard in the starting line-up, Chelsea struggled to create opportunities, although the hope is that the injured Belgian will be able to return next week.

Despite the losses of Petr Cech and John Terry to injury for the second leg, and failure to score an away goal, Wilkins is confident his former side will see the job through and win to qualify for the final next week.

"It's a fantastic result. I think they'll beat Atletico next week, but it will be very difficult. Atletico are tough on the counter attack."

Atletico like Chelsea are battling on two fronts, but Jose Mourinho hinted after the game he may play a weakened side against Liverpool and put all his eggs in one basket for next week. If he does that and loses, he may have serious questions to answer.

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