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Chelsea Captain Defends £50m Flop Fernando Torres

Stamford Bridge skipper admits big-money arrival could be on the bench this weekend.

Chelsea captain John Terry has given his support to striker Fernando Torres but does admit the £50million could be on the bench this weekend.

The Blues travel to Wigan Athletic on Saturday knowing three points are essential to maintain their push for a Champions League place for next season.

Torres has not scored since making his move from Liverpool to Chelsea in January, going 13 hours and six minutes since hitting the back of the net.

But Terry is backing the Spaniard to come good once he has scored the all-important first goal.

The skipper also warns his team-mate he could be on the bench for the trip to the DW stadium due to the manager Carlo Ancelotti’s rotation policy.

“It’s just a case of getting that first goal, getting that off your shoulders, and then you can move on,” Terry said.

“It must be hard as well, people carrying on talking about it. It must be a big weight to carry as well with the fee that he came for.

“But he knows he’s good enough to play, the players certainly know he’s good enough, and he’s got our full support.”

“Obviously, there’s big competition up front and with guys like Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka, big rivalry,” he added.

“But, at the same time, they get on brilliantly on and off the field. And I think everyone wants to help him, help him settle in and get that first goal.”

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