Fernando Torres has threatened to return to top form time and time again in the last few years and has inevitably faded away and failed to hold his form.
Against Manchester City yesterday however the signs were there that Torres could finally be coming back to his once brilliant self.
Within the first half Torres showed all sides of his game starting with the bad when he blew a massive goal scoring chance when it seemed harder to miss, any optimism that Torres had given Chelsea fans midweek scoring a double against Schalke went out the window at the stage, the miss was treated with customary groans and a look of bemusement from Mourinho in the dugout.
That moment was soon forgotten when Torres glided past Clichy to set up Schurrle for a tap in, moments later from the edge of the box he almost scored a spectacular goal hitting the post with a great curling effort.
Torres rounded off his great performance scoring the winner in the 90th minute to secure a win for Chelsea, something he has failed to do regularly for Chelsea since his 50 million move to the London club.
Torres has had these matches before and failed to continue in this vain, yesterday however Torres looked like the man who used to thrill fans at Anfield. He had a touch of pace that seemed to elude him for the past few years and seemed to have an eye for goal that we were so used to seeing when he was in his prime.
Many people thought the appointment of Rafa Benitez last season would be the key for Torres finding his form and when that did not happen all hope was lost for a Torres revival but could Jose Mourinho be the manager to finally get Torres back to his best?
The next few weeks will be interesting to see if Torres pushes on from his fine display against City and maybe, just maybe Torres may finally be finding his feet at Chelsea.