One of the things most Chelsea supporters have been saying for months is that a big part of Torres' shortcomings are the result of the lack of service from the midfield. This theory proved true first in the game against Norwich, then again in the CL game against Bayer Leverkusen.
Late into the Norwich game at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas subbed on new Blue Juan Mata. Just minutes after he was put on, a lovely pass from him gave Torres his best chance to score in months, which was tactfully saved by the goalkeeper. This caused many of us to believe that what we'd been saying for the past few months might just be true.
Our suspicions were again confirmed in the Champions League game against Bayer Leverkusen, and to an even greater extent than before. With new signing Raul Meireles providing chances from midfield, and Juan Mata and Daniel Sturridge providing them from the wings, Torres got more chances in the opening minutes of that game than he has in months, one of which was even a disallowed goal. Torres could have very well have scored a hat-trick in the first 10 minutes of that game.
And again, against Manchester United, Torres was serviced flawlessly. He even scored a spectacular goal over the shoulder of United keeper Daivd DeGea, and came within inches of scoring another in that same game.
With the new, more creative influences on the pitch with Torres, he'll start scoring in no time.