Fernando Torres – verb
What is wrong with Fernando Torres? He gets paid 50 million Euros to put balls in the back of the net. Why can’t he do it? Can we blame this on the style difference between Liverpool and Chelsea? Can we blame this on the monumental amount of pressure the Spaniard has been under since his transfer last January? Can we blame it on the goose? Blame it on the Henny? Blame it on the Blue Top? Has it got him feeling dizzy? Whatever it may be, Chelsea’s knee deep in shit.
The £50mil price tag has got to come with colossal expectations. You don’t become the most expensive Spanish player in history by bleaching your hair blonde. He’s expected to score goals, and when it comes to that, El Nino is undoubtedly one of the best.
His foot has better accuracy than the arms of most NFL quarterbacks, and his finishing skills are as clinical as a 19th century executioner in front of a convicted witch. But it seems as if Torres’ kryptonite comes in the shade of Blue, because his form has dipped like the spoon of a fat kid’s ice cream bowl since his arrival to Stamford Bridge.
So what is the solution to finding Torres? Formation? New signings? More interviews where he’s allowed to express and accuse his team of being senior citizens? Whatever the solution may be, Torres’ time at Stamford Bridge is limited. With the signing of Mata and ex-Merseyside player Raul Miereles, Torres is running out of excuses. Patience from Stamford Bridge is wearing thin.
The start of a brand new season means that this is his last shot in securing his place here. Chelsea has no choice but to grant him the season, due to the fact that they invested too much money in him. At this rate, Chelsea will be lucky to get half of what they invested, and God knows what Roman Abromavich did to come up with that chump change. With the signing of Romelu Lukaku, and rapid growth of Daniel Sturridge, it’s safe to say Torres’ chance to prove his worth would’ve been easier last season.
It could be that he never fully recovered from the string of injuries, and the slump of confidence can’t be helping the Spaniard. He’s no longer the main man for goals in his team, and he failed to make the bench against Spain’s Euro Qualifier against Liechtenstein. The opinions are divided, with words like “over-rated” and “has-been” mentioned in the same sentence as his name. However, his skills are undoubtedly there, but the question on everyone’s mind is when?
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