Fernando Torres believes the signing of Juan Mata and the return of Daniel Sturridge will help him end his dismal record with Chelsea.
The £50million signing from Liverpool admits he has been shocked by his run of only one goal in 27 games for club and country since his January move.
But the striker pinned part of the blame on the lack of pace of Chelsea's "older" players and believes the signing of Spain team-mate Mata and the return from a loan spell - and a three-match ban - of Sturridge will help him regain top form.
"When I changed club, I knew it was going to be a slow process, although I didn't expect it to be so long," Torres told ligabbva.com.
"Chelsea is, between the English teams, maybe the least English.
"That's because of the kind of player Chelsea has - an older player, who plays very slow, who has a lot of possession, and that's what the club is trying to change now.
"It's normal that it takes some time; it's not easy to find midfielders because the best are already in the best teams and that's why I said that the arrival of Mata is going to give another pace to the team.
"Daniel Sturridge, who has been ruled out for some matches, is also an incredible player, maybe the one that surprised me the most since I came here.
"In the next matches, you will see another pace, and I hope the midfield will adapt to that pace. That is what you need in the Premier League. If not, then the teams don't work.
"When the team will start to get the ideas of the new coach, about paced and vertical football, it's going to be very good."
Torres believes Mata, who joined from Valencia for around £24million last month, will make the difference between Chelsea challenging champions Manchester United and being also-rans.
He said: "It's a great signing. I'm sure he's going to be a very important player for the club.
"He has all the skills that will help Chelsea to grow and be again at the same level as United, I hope this year.
"He's that kind of player who gives another pace to the game, another way, another way of slipping his markers.
"That's something Chelsea lacks nowadays. They are trying to redesign the team and he's the kind of player we need, young, experienced, world champion.
"This kind of players are not going to be frightened of coming to a new competition and will refresh the team."