'People expect 10 goals from him every game' - Hazard defends Torres

The Chelsea forward says he has been impressed by the Spaniard's form this season and his ability to deal with the constant criticism
Chelsea forward Eden Hazard has defended Fernando Torres and believes the Spaniard has received more criticism than he deserves for his form this season.

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Torres is the Blues' top scorer with 19 goals in all competitions in 2012-13 but has only found the target seven times in the Premier League.

His form has frequently come under scrutiny since his £50 million move to Stamford Bridge from Liverpool but Hazard believes Chelsea have two "top-class" strikers in Torres and Demba Ba.

Ba has bagged 15 goals in the top flight so far this campaign but only two have come for his new club since his January move from Newcastle.

"[Torres] must be one of the most criticised football players in the world, yet he keeps the good work going," Hazard told The Sun. "I'm impressed.

"People expect 10 goals from him every game. We are lucky to have two top-class forwards with him and Demba Ba. We must make the most of them."