Premier League top five record signings: Rated (6)

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1) Fernando Torres

You can argue all day about 'resurgence' this and 'confidence boosting' that, but the simple fact is that Fernando Torres cost Chelsea over £50m and has fallen short of delivering what that amount of money demands.

The Spaniard's record for the Blues current stands at a measly 15 goals in 87 Premier League appearances – a far cry from his brilliant Liverpool days – 65 strikes in 102 matches.

His form in the Europa League last season offered a touch of rest-bite from the criticism he so often receives, but his shyness in England is a deadly flaw he must address if he is to rescue his goal-scoring dignity.

Verdict: Miss

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