The Straits Times
Published on Oct 01, 2012

Tireless Torres turns sights on Danish debutants


COPENHAGEN (AFP) - Chelsea striker Fernando Torres says there is no need for him to be rested for the European champions' trip to Champions League newcomers FC Nordsjaelland on Tuesday.

The Spain international scored the opening goal as Chelsea won 2-1 at London rivals Arsenal on Saturday to galvanise their grip on top spot in the Premier League.

With injuries having restricted Daniel Sturridge to just four substitute appearances this season and Didier Drogba having left the club in the summer, Torres has had to shoulder the goalscoring burden alone.

The former Liverpool man is the only player to have started every one of the club's games this season, but he told Chelsea TV that he has enough gas in the tank for the trip to Denmark.