After just five goals in a year since his 50m move, Torres finally decides it's time for extra shooting practice
Fernando Torres is now taking extra training sessions to end his agonising goal drought.
The 50million Chelsea striker has not netted for over 13 hours for club or country.
The Spanish flop – who became the British record signing when he joined the Blues from Liverpool a year ago – is under increasing pressure to deliver at Stamford Bridge.
Frustrated: Fernando Torres has just two Premier League goals this season
He is under the spotlight even more right now with Didier Drogba away at the Africa Cup of Nations with Ivory Coast.
And he appears determined to end his nightmare run after deciding to stay on for shooting practice.
Chelsea coach Steve Holland told Chelsea TV: 'Fernando is working very hard at his finishing in training. We do a lot of finishing as part of the sessions anyway but he is doing extra at the end of every session during the week.
'His finishing is looking very good in training, the ball is flying in. I have personally spent some time with him on making sure [he's in the right position].
'Sometimes when you're trying hard to score, you end up in areas where you're less likely to score. It's not a bad crime, it's only because he's so determined.'
Fine shift: Torres played well and set up Frank Lampard's winner against Sunderland – but Chelsea's Spanish striker once again failed to find the net
Torres, 27, has scored just five times in 41 appearances for Chelsea. The last two goals came in the 5-0 Champions League win against Genk in October.
Sportsmail revealed last month that Chelsea are considering selling Torres in the transfer window, although they would be unable to gain anything near the 50m fee they paid to Liverpool 12 months ago.
His supporters point to the fact that he has provided 11 assists this season, with his latest arriving for Frank Lampard in the 1-0 victory against Sunderland on Saturday.
Lampard said: 'He is doing it in training and you can see a lift in him. I feel for him because he made a great connection for my goal when it hit the bar first.
Familiar sight: Torres had his head in his hands during the win over Sunderland
'You're just waiting for that moment when he is going to bang two or three in. He is working his socks off, making runs and creating goals. We're all talking about that and rightly so.'
Torres' compatriot Oriol Romeu believes his recent performances are starting to prove his critics wrong.
He said: 'People used to say that if he doesn't score goals then he is not playing good but that is not true. He is playing good for us and he helped us to get the goals.
'He was playing very good in the game at Wolves and now he played another big game for us. Every ball, he fights and he is big player for us.
'If he is happy, if he is enjoying it on the pitch, then he is going to play better and he helps us much more than if he is not enjoying it on the pitch. He is playing very good in the two last games and that is good news for us.'