Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has insisted that his struggling striker Fernando Torres has a future at the club, but that he must do more on the field.

With Torres, Demba Ba and Samuel Eto'o all struggling to find the net, Mourinho has derided his lack of striking options this season. Torres, who joined the Blues for £50m from Liverpool in January 2011, has managed only nine goals in 33 games this season. Mourinho stated that whilst Torres continues to try his hardest, he still needs to do more for the team if they are to revive their hopes of winning the Premier League title.

The Blues hope to return to winning ways at home to Stoke at the weekend after suffering back to back defeats inside the space of a week away to Crystal Palace in the Premier League, and Paris St Germain in the first leg of their Champions League quarter final.