Fernando Torres: what will this season hold?

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The once great Fernando Torres, Liverpool talisman, one of the best strikers in the world. Then came the life changing, record-breaking offer from Chelsea FC of £50 million.

Suddenly he was challenging for the Premier League and the Champions League, and plenty more major trophies – the prolific striker gladly accepted the move to west London.

He made his debut against, believe it or not, his former club Liverpool; the game saw the Merseyside club take the spoils.

It then took Torres eleven games to open his Chelsea account, finally finding the net in a win over West Ham.

People began to ponder, is he just having a slow start? Has he lost it? Will he regain form? He then endeavoured to reform himself as the world-class striker we knew, but to no avail.

His time at Chelsea has by no means been awful, in fact, he has been half-decent, but when you shell out £50 million pounds for a striker, you expect a tally far exceeding the 15 Premier League goals he has in the Blue shirt.

His time at Chelsea can be summed up by his blunder against Manchester United. Great positioning, great running, great dribbling, horrendous finishing. He's been doing everything to an acceptable standard, but has struggled to find the net.

He scored 11 goals in his first full season, and 22 in his second, though managed to obtain a Champions League, an FA Cup, and a Europa League winner's medal – meaning many fans are itching to see his departure, whilst others are keen on him staying.

It really depends on his desires, with the return of highly rated youngster Romelu Lukaku and the possible arrival of England striker Wayne Rooney, it would see him lower down on the pecking order.

Is he willing to stay and fight for his place, or return to his home country which will perhaps see him finish his career (the 29-year-old could possibly sign a lengthy contract there)?

What are your thoughts? Where do you think we will see the striker next season? Who do you think he should play for next season?


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