Fernando Torres WILL come good, says Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti

08 March 2011 01:28
Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti is confident striker Fernando Torres will end his goal drought soon enough despite the ?50million striker drawing another blank at Blackpool.

  The Blues won 3-1 thanks to two goals from Frank Lampard and one from John Terry, with Jason Puncheon adding a late consolation for the Seasiders.

However, Torres - playing up front with Didier Drogba - hardly had a chance all night and never looked like coming close to scoring.

He has now gone five matches, a total of406 minutes, without opening his account since his deadline day move from Liverpool but Ancelotti insists he is not concerned.

Firing blanks: Fernando Torres failed to get himself on the scoresheet again as Chelsea's ?50million striker couldn't grab a goal against Blackpool

'He is showing good movement; he showed good movement with Drogba in the first half,' said the Italian.

      HAVE YOUR SAY.     Are Chelsea back in the Premier League title race? Despite looking dead and buried last month, Chelsea now seem to be edging their way back into the fight to win the Barclays Premier League. The victory over Blackpool on Monday night moved them to within nine points behind leaders Man United with a game in hand. TELL US WHAT YOU THINK 'I think they played well, it was a good combination at the start of the game.

'I didn't ask them to play closer, I wanted them to spread the Blackpool defence.

'It is important he works for the team and he is doing that now and game by game he will improve and he will score.

'We are happy about his performance. He is a top scorer and he will score, this is not a problem.'

Thewin moved Chelsea within nine points of Barclays Premier League leadersManchester with a match in hand but Ancelotti has stressed they cannot afford to be distracted by thoughts of a title defence.

'Our aim at this moment is to stay inthe top four. We are closer to Manchester United but we have to preparefor the next game and prepare game by game.

'Nowwe have nine points and another game (in hand) against Birmingham but it is too far to think we can come back in to fight for the title.

'To take it game by game is easier for us.'

Held up: Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti is pleased with Torres despite his return so far

Blackpool boss Ian Holloway, whose side have won once in nine matches and are just two points above the relegation zone, was disappointed with the result but not his side's performance.

'We are a bit sore because we didn't feel we deserved that, we didn't deserve to be more than two goals away from them,' he said.

Blue order: Torres congratulates two-goal hero Frank Lampard at Bloomfield Road

'We needed something to give us a bit of belief, we needed the second goal in the game but unfortunately they got it.

'Frank Lampard said they were not on their game but they beat us.'

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