How Torres has improved under Benitez

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Chelsea's interim manager Rafael Benitez (right) talks to Fernando Torres during a team training session at their training ground in Cobham.

London – Rafa Benitez arrived at Chelsea with the task of rejuvenating a beleaguered Fernando Torres on his to-do list. And with two goals at Sunderland – Torres’s first Premier League goals in 750 minutes of football – it seems the Rafa revival has begun...

*4 Since Benitez arrived, Torres has scored four goals in five games. He had seven in 20 before.

*112.5 The Spaniard’s minutes-per-goal ratio under Rafa, bettering his previous figure of 274.4.

*80% Torres’s shooting accuracy is up to 80 per cent since Benitez joined ... 17 per cent higher than before in domestic and European matches.

*22.5 With Rafa, Torres shoots every 22.5 minutes, an improvement on his previous rate of 50.8 minutes per shot.

*0 Torres had not taken a penalty in English football before Saturday. But as Michael Walker pointed out in Saturday’s Daily Mail, he had form at Sunderland and scored three pens for Spain in the Under 16 European Championship in 2001.

*0.7 Torres’s goals-per-game ratio for Benitez. Under Roberto Di Matteo it was 0.4 and with Carlo Ancelotti just 0.1.

*109.5 In 83 games with Rafa, Torres scores a goal every 109.5 minutes. With Ancelotti? Every 762. – Daily Mail


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