Wright lauded the patience with which Chelsea fans have assessed the performances of their most expensive purchase. He believes that with such support, Torres will inevitably look to repay them for their belief in his talents.
The striker has nearly gone through 24 hours without scoring in the Premier League and his two goals against Leicester helped break an especially long barren spell.
He had last scored against Genk back in October last year.
"I think Chelsea's fans have to take great credit for showing real patience and backing their man," Wright wrote in his regular column in the Sun.
"This was great to see and I'm sure this helped him on Sunday, particularly when he missed one decent chance.
He still believes that Torres has what it takes to become a lethal striker once more and does not question the Spaniard's ability. Torres had also been dropped by Spain boss Vicente del Bosque for the squad for upcoming friendlies although he did state that Torres still has time to make an impression and earn a place for EURO 2012.
"Torres has been praised in some quarters for his work rate throughout the nightmare spell, yet Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich signed him to score goals - and preferably in the Champions League," Wright commented.
"The Spaniard arrived with an excellent scoring record so there's no doubt the problem had been between his ears.
"A player cannot lose ability - only his confidence.
"People say his two goals were 'only' against Leicester but this is unimportant. Both efforts were superbly taken."
He believes that Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo shares this opinion and he could well give Torres a starting berth and City could be in for a rude surprise if they fail to mark the striker properly.
"Will Roberto Di Matteo now leave Torres up front and give him a run? For Chelsea, it will be like having a new signing," he said.
"That's why it would not surprise me if he delivers some major damage at the Etihad and an away win could have a major impact on the title race as it would leave Manchester United four points clear."