test

Welcome to Talk Chelsea

Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to contribute to this site by submitting your own content or replying to existing content. You'll be able to customize your profile, receive reputation points as a reward for submitting content, while also communicating with other members via your own private inbox, plus much more! This message will be removed once you have signed in.

BlueLion.

Fernando Torres

Started by BlueLion.,

16,206 posts in this topic

Can't believe if he scores 2(?) more goals in this competition he'll break yet another record. I know a lot on here don't believe he was the best striker in the world while at Liverpool like some claim, and I guess I agree, but he was definitely one of the best. And you know if he showed this Spain form consistently for us? (Anything is possible with Mourinho), I genuinely believe he'd finally get something like 15 PL goals at least with us next season.

I still want him gone, no doubt. But I think he can do the job next season if we slightly alter tactics.

Oh, and the Shevchenko transfer is still our worst of all time. The amount of money Torres won us (sort of) with the corner which got the ball to Drogba's head in Munich or his goal in the EL final can't just be written off.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, I know we might has lost our faith in him. But as long as he wears Chelsea shirt, I always wish him well and good luck. Hopefully he has his confidence back next season especially with Jose in charge, as that's actually his main problem from the first day.

The Rising Sun and SinineUltra like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Found it amusing that some people have allowed Torres's goals in past few months to cloud their judgment over his actual situation. It's ridiculous how quick people have forgotten that for most parts of last season, we were like playing with 10 men in most matches with a statue-esque or non-existent ST upfront and he even went like 4 1/2 months without a goal in the league FGS! But 22 goals and 5 in the Confederations Cup later, people are suddenly wanking over him and thinking we should be keeping him when at some point last season, the same people were probably thinking of selling him off!

There is a lot of middle ground between those two ways of thinking about him. Whatever people might have thought about him, over the last couple of months he has picked up his performances and seems to be in some kind of form. That's not to say 'he's back' but whether we decide to sell him or not people have to acknowledge that something looks a bit better about him.

He lost his most important weapon - his pace. The same thing happened to Alan Shearer, but he adjusted his game and was still a threat. Maybe Torres is starting to re-mould himself into a different type of striker?

Muzchap likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Found it amusing that some people have allowed Torres's goals in past few months to cloud their judgment over his actual situation. It's ridiculous how quick people have forgotten that for most parts of last season, we were like playing with 10 men in most matches with a statue-esque or non-existent ST upfront and he even went like 4 1/2 months without a goal in the league FGS! But 22 goals and 5 in the Confederations Cup later, people are suddenly wanking over him and thinking we should be keeping him when at some point last season, the same people were probably thinking of selling him off!

I don't think too many people, besides the obvious fanboys, will quickly forget what happened before that...What it shows is that a scenario with him remaining with us this season may not be as bad as it sounds...

And like I said earlier, irrespective of his club form, his record with the national team, even by recent standards, remains good. It has little to do with how his form for Chelsea is, and vice versa.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He seems to be enjoying himself lately, which is alright I suppose but atm still want him gone. Btw in case anyone haven't seen the Spain matches, he scored a few goals but he also missed a penalty and missed 2-3 sitters 1 on 1. He might become as prolific as someone like Soldado/Gomez if he can keep his confidence up and impresses Jose in pre-season. The bigggest problem is his wages, £175k per week is the wages that should be paid to some of the best player in the world which atm he is probably not even in the top 50. Make me wonder sometime when Cavani is probably getting £50k, Lewandowski £20k and they are banging them in for fun while some one who is horrible is earning double/triple their amount. It makes me wonder...

And isn't it funny that when about 75% of Chelsea fans have given up on him, he start to find some form. When we cheered him, try to love him he didn't even give a fuck and just wander around the field aimlessly. Now everyone want him sold, he comes out and said he want to stay and fight for his place. Unbelievably contrasting with the Torres after CL Final when he acted like an arrogant dick. Maybe, just maybe, very small maybe that he could turn out alright for us soon. It is up to him now, hope is lost, he need to rises and that will only happen from himself.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes lets not joke, we have Clitorres that managed what? 8 goals in 36 games. Mostly non decisive ones? He sucks. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD

and what take lukaku as no 1 don't forget he played in west brom where there is certainly easier to make your name

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Torres is continuing his form under Rafa! its so clear to see, compare the Torres from under RDM or AVB to the Torres under Rafa its no comparison the Torres under Rafa/current Torres is miles better, he doesn't try to do too much with the ball outside the box now, whenever he receives the ball instead of trying to dribble past 3 or 4 defenders and losing the ball, he lays it off to a team-mate straight away then makes a run, his finishing has improved, as has his strength and pace. If Jose shows confidence in him and wants to further improve Torres (which i think he will) then i can see Torres again improving next season and scoring 20+ goals again but this time more PL goals and with a better goals to game ratio.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

and what take lukaku as no 1 don't forget he played in west brom where there is certainly easier to make your name

wtf??? its easier to make a name how??? how many 10th placed team strikers have scored 17 league goals playing half the season from the bench. and how is it easier to score goals for wba than for chelsea. they have morrison, brunt in their mid compared to mazacar, ramires , lamps in ours. should i refresh your memory as to how many goals chelsea scored in the last season compared to wba.

Despiadado.Maleante and Las7 like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh dear. Here we go with the false hope again. Goal against Nigeria was nice but I couldn't care less that he scored 4 goals against Tahiti. Abel Hernandez also scored 4 goals against Tahiti. Do I see anyone saying we should buy him? It's amazing that another bout of short form that we regularly see from Torres that will inevitably end up in him going back to his usual self makes people pull wool over their eyes. If he was actually good enough to start for Spain, he wouldn't have actually started against Tahiti and would probably have less goals.

its not 'short form' though is it, He has clearly changed his game and improved! this isn't based on what he has done in the Confederations cup but how he has been playing for the last 2 or 3 months of the season!!! Rafa gave him his own training program he got Torres in the gym and it has really benefited him, he has told Torres to stop trying to do too much with the ball in wrong areas of the pitch and he has taken that on board, Mourinho will improve him further imo,

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

the amount of fanboiz on here is unreal

so people who see genuine improvement in Torres based on actual performances are fanboys??? yeah great logic!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

To be honest everyone thinks the the 'Mourinho Factor' will suddenly transform this guy. I don't think Torres has the right attitude or personality to play under Jose; trust me, we will just see the same old Torres next season.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

People forget he was the only striker available for us and we played him until he was exhausted. Although this excuse is only valid for Hazard Mata Oscar Lampard etc but not for Torres.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So do people want Torres as our number one striker now because he popped 4 against Tahiti and 1 against Nigeria?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So do people want Torres as our number one striker now because he popped 4 against Tahiti and 1 against Nigeria?

??? We still need a new striker.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.