Torres gave Chelsea the lead in the 40th minute of play in a game that both teams would love to win to get their campaign off to a good start.
The Blues are already down to ten-man after defender Branislav Ivanovic got a ready card in the 42nd minute.
Both side have also made mixture to their starting line-ups with the likes of Carlos Tevez, Sergio Aguero, Toure Yaya and Nigel De Jong starting for Manchester City.
David Silva is amongst the substitutes.
Chelsea v Man City
Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Luiz, Terry, Cole, Lampard, Mikel, Ramires, Eden Hazard, Mata, Torres
Subs: Turnbull, Essien, Meireles, Sturridge, Cahill, Bertrand, Piazon
Man City: Pantilimon, Savic, Kompany, Kolarov, Zabaleta, Milner, Toure Yaya, De Jong, Nasri, Tevez, Aguero
Subs: Holmen Johansen, Dzeko, Adam Johnson, Silva, Clichy, Toure, Razak
Referee: Kevin Friend (Leicestershire)
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