Torres: Mata, Oscar and Hazard will shine against Shakhtar

Spain's top scorer at Euro 2012 has heaped praise on Chelsea's flair players and believes they can guide the west London club to victory against their Ukrainian opponents
Fernando Torres has backed Chelsea’s attacking trio of Juan Mata, Eden Hazard and Oscar to guide the Blues to victory against Shakhtar Donetsk.

The west London club suffered defeat in the Ukraine in their last outing in the Champions League, conceding to Brazilians Alex Teixeira and Fernandinho.

But Torres is confident that Chelsea can get the result at Stamford Bridge that could propel them to the top of Group E.

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"These games are difficult and everyone is worried, you can feel it with the fans, but these are the games you always want to play in," the Spaniard told the club's official website.

"It's nice to play football, but when you have to play with pressure, to win something, to stay alive or go through, this kind of game is where you see the good players, and I am sure you will see people like Mata, Oscar and Hazard shining.

"That's why they are top players, and you will see it."

A loss would likely require Chelsea to win in Turin against Juventus, but Torres is accustomed to pressure situations and does not believe it will affect the team.

"Pressure is just a normal thing for us," the striker continued.

"I played my first game at 16, I didn't feel the pressure then because I didn't understand the importance of football.

"When you are like that it is much easier to play, the main thing is just playing football. It is when you start to realise and understand everything you start to think too much and that can be a problem."