Fernando Torres believes Chelsea can still defend their Premier League title this season.
Chelsea take on Manchester City on Sunday, when Torres will also celebrate his 27th birthday, well aware that they cannot afford any more slip-ups if they are to claw back the gap to leaders Manchester United.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side are currently fourth in the Premier League table, 12 points behind United with two games in hand and the Blues have yet to make the trip to Old Trafford.
Torres told the Sunday Mirror: “Yes, there are a lot of points between us and the top but we have a head-to-head with United still to come, which will be a pivotal game.
“The teams at the top of the table still have to come to our ground. So we have to play until the last game.