There is no doubt that you can call the Spanish forward's move from Anfield to Stamford Bridge a bust, and the Blues are just trying to get some productivity out of Torres before they eventually ship him away from the club.
Manager Rafa Benitez worked with Torres when he was in stellar goal-scoring form at Liverpool, and many people around the club were hoping the two would link up for success once again.
However, in the first three matches of the Benitez era, that has not been the case.
How Torres is still in the starting 11 for Chelsea baffles everyone in the football world, and the Blues still need to find a way to get the best out of the forward this season.
Here are five ways that Chelsea can make the Torres debacle less painful.