There’s no denying Fernando Torres’ time at Chelsea has been inconsistent, and for the majority of Chelsea fans, a disappointment.
But could there still be a light at the end of this tunnel, and could the 'Special One' work his magic on, what was once, one of the most deadly strikers in Europe.
Inconsistency - a word used by many at Stamford Bridge to describe Fernando Torres’ performances, moments of joy that will always stick with Blues fans such as Barcelona away, a goal that sealed Chelsea’s place in the Champions League final, and that all-important goal against Portuguese opposition Benfica in the 2012/13 season Europa League final.
But on the other hand there’s moments of complete despair, times where Chelsea seemed to have 10 players on the pitch, and one bystander, hopelessly looking on.
Now after recent performances in the Confederations Cup, noticeably the four goals against Tahiti, and an accurate near post header last night against Nigeria - the question that seems to arise every now and then, is the old Torres back?
In short, no. Torres may well be scoring, but he still looks a shade of a player that once terrorised defences at Liverpool.
In the upcoming season Fernando Torres will, for the first time, link up with Jose Mourinho. A partnership that myself, and many other Chelsea fans are looking forward to see.
Could Fernando finally gain some confidence under Mourinho, and could goals consistently come in all competitions. If Jose decides to keep Torres in his squad, then there’s no doubt he will want him back firing on all cylinders, Jose has already stated he will not give multiple chances to under performers, or selfish players.
Obviously all of this is down to how Chelsea plays their cards in the transfer market. If a big money transfer is made, then we could well have seen the last of Torres in a Chelsea shirt.
It’s thought that Chelsea will be looking for around £20 million in order for a club to gain the services of the Spaniard, and considering Torres’ form over his years at Stamford Bridge, could well be too much for a lot of clubs.
The thought of Torres rekindling his scintillating form which saw him take the Premier League by storm is something that I feel a lot of football fans will want, as on his day there isn't a better footballer in Europe.
But for now this is merely another possible dream for the upcoming season, and who knows, with a bit of grit, and hard work on behalf of the newly named ‘Happy One’ we could well see Fernando back to his best.
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