Chelsea star Fernando Torres feels he has been treated unfairly since his switch to Stamford Bridge in January 2011.

The Chelsea striker has failed to find any real form since his move from Liverpool, coming under regular criticism for both his performances and his poor goal record.

Former Atletico Madrid man Torres was sensational in his three-and-a-half years at Anfield, however, since making the £50million move to London the goals have dried up. 

Prior to his move south, the Spanish international struck 81 goals in just 143 appearances, earning the affection of the Kop in the process.

During his time at Chelsea, Torres hit just 37 goals - including just 15 in 87 Premier League games.

Despite the statistics, Torres maintains that he enjoyed a good year last season:

"It was a good season [last year], a good number of goals [22] that gave us a chance to fight for trophies," said Torres in the Evening Standard. 

"But if you ask the people, they will say he can do better, should do better. It's like I said, with me good things are looking so-so and bad things are looking really bad."

And Torres, 29, believes the negativity has surrounded him from the first day of his move:

"It's the feeling I've had from the first day. There has been the situation going on with the club, the way the team are going and then my own way.

"There has been an overreaction about everything. Overreact when I did that miss or if I have a red card or I hit the crossbar instead of scoring a goal. They never talk about the good things. More or less from the beginning to this day, it's been the way I feel."

Whilst many may point to the inflated fee that his club paid for him - a British transfer record - El Nino does not believe it has had any influence on his performance.

"For me, it's [the price tag] never been a problem," said Torres. When I joined Liverpool from Atletico Madrid, they paid 36m and it was the same situation and never affected me. It's not something that's affecting me [now]. Everyone is talking about that but it's not true."

However, although Torres feels he had a good season as he helped Chelsea topple Benfica and win the Europa League, he does agree he could do better.

"I know I have many things to do at this club to give the confidence back to the owner. The amount of goals I scored last season should be the minimum. 

"I want to ask that of myself but I have enough time. I signed a five-and-half year contract and I'm sure the future can only be better."

Torres is currently receiving treatment for a knee injury he sustained in Chelsea's Champions League tie with Steaua Bucharest and is expected to be out for three weeks.

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