Fernando Torres fit for Chelsea game against Stoke

Fernando Torres
Torres has so far failed to live up to his record price tag

Fernando Torres has been passed fit to play in Chelsea's Premier League opener against Stoke on Sunday.

The striker suffered mild concussion in a collision in Spain's 2-1 defeat by Italy on Wednesday.

Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas said Torres had recovered and is available.

"Yesterday [Thursday] he still couldn't remember a couple of things from the game and from before the game [v Italy] but he was back in training and is up for selection," said Villas-Boas.

"We are favouring a 4-3-3 formation in our beginning, that's what we have been playing in pre-season, and we have a couple of players threatening for that central striker's position."

Torres, 27, has managed only one goal from 18 games for Chelsea.

He signed for the Stamford Bridge club from Liverpool for a British record £50m fee in January.

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