Mourinho: Torres returned the faith

UEFA Champions League

Mourinho selected Torres ahead of Samuel Eto'o, and the Spaniard didn't disappoint in his 100th start for the club, striking either side of the break before Eden Hazard added a third at the Veltins Arena.

Torres' brace took his tally to 39 goals since his £50million move from Liverpool to Stamford Bridge in January 2011. 

"What boosts him (Torres) is the confidence he knows I have in him," Mourinho said.

"Samuel played a very good game against Cardiff and scored the winning goal.

"I thought Fernando was adapted to this game. I put faith in him and he answered well.

"It's good for him, it's a good feeling to score goals, winning goals in the Champions League."

The Londoners started their continental campaign with a shock home loss to Basel before winning their next two ties. Mourinho insists he never panicked about the defeat to the Swiss outfit.

He said: "After the first game we were last, because we lost at home, and now we are top of the group.

"Because of my experience I was not in hell after the first game and I'm not in heaven today. I'm calm.

"I know we have two matches at home (to come) and I know normally we are going to get enough points to qualify.

"In this moment, after six points, we can think first about qualifying, but after that, maybe, we can also think about finishing first in the group. That is what we are going to try (to do).

"We were under pressure after the first game, after the second game we found a balance and today, after this victory, we are in a good situation."