Chelsea’s Fernando Torres: It’s a privilege to play with Eden Hazard

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres says it is a privilege to play in the same team as the likes of new Blues signing Eden Hazard

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Fernando Torres scored against Newcastle on Saturday Photo: The Sport Review

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Fernando Torres has admitted it is a privilege to play in the same team as the likes of Eden Hazard after Chelsea eased to a 2-0 victory over Newcastle United on Saturday.

Hazard opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 22nd minute before brilliantly laying on the second goal for Fernando Torres in first-half stoppage time.

“A player like him [Hazard] can make a difference,” Torres told Chelsea TV. “It is a privilege for a striker to have a player like him or Eden or Juan [Mata], Oscar or Lampard behind you.

“I think we are having the ball more than usual and that is important, we are not as worried as last season about defending because we have the ball for most of the time.

“It is difficult to start winning games when you change your style but we are doing it and we must be proud of that.”

Roberto di Matteo’s side have now managed three successive victories in an impressive start to their Premier League campaign, and Torres is delighted to see Chelsea playing “good football”.

“We have showed to everyone how strong we are when we have to defend like we did last season but we have another way to play as well – I think it is important a big team to have different kinds of ways to play,” added Torres.

“We are enjoying ourselves, I think we are having a really good start to the season and everyone can see from the stands we are enjoying it and I think the fans are enjoying it too.

“We are playing really good football for the moment so lets keep building on it.”

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