Torres dilemma for Benitez for first Chelsea game
LONDON (AP) - Rafa Benitez takes charge of Chelsea for the first time on Sunday with a big decision to make over whether to restore striker Fernando Torres to the starting lineup against Premier League leader Manchester City.
The Spain striker was dropped by Roberto Di Matteo for Tuesday's Champions League loss to Juventus, which proved to be the last straw for owner Roman Abramovich before firing the Italian and hiring Benitez.
Torres has scored just four Premier League goals this season, scant return for the 50 million pounds (then S$100 million) Chelsea spent in January 2011 to prize him from Benitez's former club, Liverpool.
But Benitez should know how to get the best out of Torres, having brought his fellow countryman to Liverpool from Atletico Madrid in 2007 and then seeing him score 33 goals in 46 matches in his first season.