Sky sports pundit Jamie Redknapp has said that Chelsea striker Fernando Torres is an example of a player who peaked much earlier in his career like former Liverpool striker Michael Owen. The world saw the best of Michael Owen during his Liverpool days.

Ever since he moved away from Liverpool, he had been on a decline. This was because he had been playing constant football from a very early age. There have been signs of revival of Fernando Torres in the last few months. The striker recently scored two goals in the 3-0 win over Schalke in the Champions league.

However, Redknapp has recalled a time during Rafa Benitez' management at Chelsea when Torres scored six goals in seven matches for the club. Many said that the Torres of old was finally back, but this proved to be a premature conclusion because the striker has now scored just one goal in 25 league matches.

Redknapp says that he will only say with confidence that the Torres of old is back when the 29-year-old is able to go past two or three players and fire in a powerful shot past the goalkeeper.

José Mourinho has the luxury of picking from three strikers, who appeared to be in good form right now. Samuel Eto'o opened his Chelsea account only last weekend against Cardiff.

"Some people have tried to talk up his recent performances and say he's back but I remember he had a similar revival under Rafa Benitez last season for a short period. Everyone was saying what a good job Benitez had done but Torres has only scored one goal in his last 25 Premier League appearances. Of course he's going to show glimpses of form but that's because he's playing in a good side and he's going to get lots of chances," said Redknapp.