PHOTO: Is former Arsenal star the man to get the best out of Torres?

Cesc Fabregas and Fernando Torres looked on good terms as they flew to Turkey for a pre-season tournament.

Roman Abramovich has spent a lot of money trying to get the best out of Torres.

Initially, it seemed £50 million was too high a price for a striker that appeared past his best.

But then the Chelsea owner spent more and more on new players - and new managers - in an attempt to restore the Torres of the good old days.

Midfielders and fellow strikers came and went, while Abramovich even turned to former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez in 2012.

So far, however, it has all been to no avail.

Eden Hazard Chelsea FW 14 7 35 2,895
Samuel Eto'o Chelsea FW 9 2 21 1,306
Oscar Chelsea MF 8 2 33 2,143
André Schürrle Chelsea FW 8 2 30 1,326
Frank Lampard Chelsea MF 6 3 26 1,702
Demba Ba Chelsea FW 5 1 19 661
Fernando Torres Chelsea FW 5 5 28 1,571

As Opta stats show, Torres' most recent Premier League campaign yielded less goals than six other Chelsea players - in what was a low-scoring season for the Blues, anyway. Three of those players have since been let go by the club.

But could Abramovich and co. have finally found the answer in a Spaniard signed from Barcelona for £27 million?

Snapped next to Torres on Chelsea's flight to Turkey, where Jose Mourinho's side will play a charity tournament, Cesc Fabregas looked right at home alongside his Spain team-mate, while the 30-year-old looked in his comfort zone, too.

The two have worked with each other before for their national side, while Fabregas's creativity is second to none in terms of feeding strikers.

Diego Costa, also signed by the Blues this summer, will perhaps be Fabregas's main target in terms of forward passes. But the 27-year-old former Arsenal midfielder might also be the man to bring Torres back to his best.

One can dream, anyway.

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