Torres has not lived up to his price tag since he made the move from Anfield to Stamford Bridge. Arriving at Chelsea, he was known as one of the most lethal finisher’s in the game. Many believe that the reason for Torres poor form at Chelsea is due to the beginning of his career at the Bridge, it was rumoured he was playing games for the Pensioners whilst still recovering from the injury he suffered whilst at Liverpool.
His first goal came in a 3-0 win over West Ham at the bridge, he scored the second goal and many thought that after he scored his first the goals would come easy and he’d show his form of old. This has not been the case and Torres has been very inconsistent during his time at the club and has only managed 34 goals in 131 games, only 15 of those goals have come in the Premier League in 82 league appearances.
Many fans get their hopes up when they see Torres score goals in consecutive games as they believe he may finally be ‘back’, but it’s extinguished as they see Nando fade away again for the next few months without adding to his tally. His most successful spell at in West London was last season, where he finished with 23 goals in all competitions including a goal in the Europa League final against Benfica.
Torres was prolific in the Europa League and other cup competitions but his continued failure in the Premier League remains a concern. The Spaniard racked up only 8 goals in last seasons Premier League, only 2 more than the previous one.
The 29-year-old has reassured us that he is still very keen to remain at the Chelsea and that he wants to see out the last 3 years left on his contract. He has also said that he wants to be loved by the fans like they loved Didier Drogba and he feels that he can do this by winning a Champions League for the club and by leading them to the Premier League Title. This is something that “The Special One” is more than capable of doing.
Mourinho fills his players with confidence and makes them believe that they can succeed at anything they do. Mourinho could reignite the spark that Torres has lost in the past few years and would make him believe that he can be as good as he once was.
Although this might seem irrelevant, but Torres has already scored 5 goals for Spain in two games since Mourinho was appointed and even though they were not for Chelsea, it is still a good sign and maybe the self-proclaimed “Happy One” gave him a call and let him know that he will be given another chance next season to prove to Chelsea fans that he can be a success.
I certainly believe that Torres is capable of recapturing his best form and that Mourinho is the right man to get that out of Chelsea’s number nine.