Shevchenko backs Torres to come good

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Andrei Shevchenko has offered his support to Chelsea striker Fernando Torres as he struggles to adapt to life at Stamford Bridge. Shevchenko, who failed to impress after his own £30m move to Chelsea, has told the Spaniard "to relax" and play his natural game in search of his first Chelsea goal.

"Torres must keep believing in himself and stay calm because the goals will come," said Shevchenko, who scored just nine league goals after his expensive transfer in July 2006. "He always works hard on the pitch and maybe he shouldn't think so much about scoring and try too hard to score because if he relaxes they will come naturally. He has proved he is a top player who can perform and score at the highest levels in the game so I'm sure the goals will come again."