Last Updated: Sun, 09 Dec 2012 17:13
Much-maligned Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has put his return to form down to a change in tactics by new boss Rafael Benitez.
The Spain international scored a brace in Saturday's 3-1 victory at Sunderland to end a run of more than 12 hours without a Premier League goal. He also netted twice in the midweek Champions League win over Nordsjaelland.
The success on Wearside reignited Chelsea's fading title challenge. The Blues went into the clash without a Premier League win in seven matches and struggling to keep pace with the two Manchester clubs. They now sit only four points behind champions Manchester City.
Torres has praised the impact of his former Liverpool boss, who has not been well received by the Chelsea faithful.
"We are playing a bit differently now. We do not pass the ball as much as we did in the final third and we play a bit more direct," he told BBC 5 Live.
"We are attacking more and creating more. Normally, it takes some time with a new manager but the last two results will give us more confidence."
Torres has now scored 11 goals in 25 Chelsea games this season, with six of those coming in the Premier League. Punters confident the Spaniard will continue his hot streak may be tempted to use a free bet to back him to top the scoring charts.
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