Chelsea have been subject of one of the most disappointing transfers in Premier League history. Torres is the most expensive Spaniard in history and has repeatedly failed to live up to expectations since coming to Stamford Bridge. He is constantly being booed by fans and is very likely to leave the Blues in the near future. This season has not been a good one for Chelsea’s striker. His form picked up a bit during the last fixtures, but fans are still not impressed. According to London Evening Standard the fact that he is Liverpool’s ex star player, combined with some poor performances have made Torres’s time spent at Stamford Bridge a real nightmare.
In recent statements the Spaniard explained why he has failed to perform at the same level as he did with the Reds. According to the Spanish international, Chelsea’s playing style is not the same as Liverpool’s. The Blues always chose to focus on star players and did not use teamwork as their main weapon. According to several rumors, Benitez was brought in as an interim in order help Torres regain his form. Rafa failed to deal with the striker’s issues and time is running out. With only a couple of matches left out of this football season, it looks like Abramovich’s strategy was a bust.
Torres was one of the best strikers in Europe when he moved from Madrid to Liverpool. He had already managed to score 81 games in 142 matches when he came to Stamford Bridge. He made a massive dent in the Blues’ budget, who signed the Spaniard for an amazing 50 million pounds.
In recent games, Torres has managed a couple of goals but he claims his situation is still tough. With rumors linking several top quality players such as Falcao to Chelsea he will really have a hard time finding his place within the first eleven next season. It is not easy for the Spaniard to get used to not being the center of attention. With players such as Hazard or Mata and possibly Falcao, it is going to be hard to stand out.