Torres and Luiz have shaken up the Blues - says skipper
Published 23:00 26/02/11 By Simon Mullock
John Terry says that £70million new boys Fernando Torres and David Luiz are already having an effect on Chelsea.
Torres, the £50million British record signing from Liverpool, has yet to score a goal for the Blues after three appearances while Luiz has started just one game since his £20million capture from Benfica.
But Blues captain Terry has revealed that their arrival has brought a fear factor to him and the rest and Carlo Ancelotti’s squad as they look to rescue their season.
“We all have to be at our best now because we know there is someone ready to step in and take our place,” said Terry. “That goes for every player in the side. David Luiz could come in and take my place because he’s an incredible player.
“It’s the same with Fernando Torres coming in when we’ve already got Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka. Maybe the whole squad needed a shake-up – and we’ve certainly had that with those two coming in.
Chelsea will be looking to haul themselves back into the title race on Tuesday when leaders Manchester United arrive at Stamford Bridge.
Terry feels that Torres can learn from the way Wayne Rooney got his season back on track with a sensational strike to win the Manchester derby earlier this month.
Torres looked to be rediscovering some of his old form in the 2-0 Champions League win in Copenhagen.
And Terry said: “With strikers it can just happen out of nowhere. Just from speaking to Wayne, he is always very confident and Fernando is made of the same stuff.
“He believes in himself and just keeps trying and trying. He had four or five good chances against Copenhagen and once one goes in then other goals are sure to follow.”
Terry added: “I’m not sure what we need to do to beat United. It’s just a case of winning the game – and I don’t care how that comes about. If we can win it then who knows? It might put a bit of pressure on United and the other teams.”