Premier League

Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo to monitor the fitness of Fernando Torres

Fernando Torres: Has started every game for Chelsea this season

Loading Market ...

Football Betting

Up To £30 Free Matched Bet

Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo has admitted the fitness of Fernando Torres could be a concern if he has to carry the burden alone in attack.

The 28-year-old Spain international is the only player to start all 11 games for Chelsea so far this season and is the club's top scorer with five goals.

With Daniel Sturridge currently injured, Torres is set to be in the line-up once again against Norwich on Saturday.

"it's something we have to look at."

Roberto Di Matteo on Fernando Torres' fitness

The European champions are competing on a number of fronts this season and Di Matteo is aware that he may have to rotate his squad soon.

Asked if the possibility of Torres suffering from burnout was a concern, he said on Friday: "It's our seventh game tomorrow in 21 days and he's in good shape, he's very fit.

"But, certainly, it's something we have to look at."

Chelsea have a rare two-week break before their next fixture after the game against the Canaries but the former Liverpool man is expected to feature for Spain in their World Cup qualifiers against Belarus and France.