Rested Torres eyeing return to best

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres says he has settled at his new club and is ready to kick-start his career at Stamford Bridge.The Spanish forward endured a miserable four months after his 50 million-pound move from English Premier League rivals Liverpool in January, during which time he scored just one goal in 18 appearances.

After winning the 2010 World Cup with Spain, Torres’ 10 goals in the 2010/11 campaign was well down on his previous seasons.

But he is eyeing a return to the form that made him one of the league’s best strikers.

“It was a difficult four months for me last season but now I am settled and really happy,” he said on Monday.

“It’s a new start for me and I am feeling sharper and fitter.”

The 27-year-old implied that fatigue from several consecutive years of non-stop football had taken its toll, as he spoke happily of enjoying some long-awaited rest this summer.

“After five years without a break I could finally enjoy my holiday this summer so I am happier after a rest and some time with my family,” he said.

“Now I am feeling good and ready to start the new season.”