We must clinch early points like City: Torres

Aug 25, 2012, 08:18 IST | AFP

Chelsea forward Fernando Torres believes his side need to show the form of Manchester City early last season to have a chance in the title race.

The Blues currently sit top of the table with two wins from two after beating Wigan and Reading, however, they face their first big test of the season when they host Newcastle today.

Fernando Torres
Fernando Torres

Torres told the London Evening Standard: “We can’t lose early points because Man City showed last season that they didn’t lose many.  “We need to start well. It’s important to begin well... nine points in the first three games is a target we should have.

“It is important after eight to 10 games for the team to still be at the top because it means that is your position more or less.” 

No Terry tonight?
Meanwhile, Chelsea are likely to be without captain John Terry tonight due to a neck injury. However, David Luiz is expected to be fit after sitting out the 4-2 victory over Reading in midweek. 

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