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Fernando Torres remains a real threat

Torres' hard work is paying off. (©GettyImages)
Torres' hard work is paying off. (©GettyImages).

Fernando Torres was a star at Anfield, however the £50 million price tag and the move to Chelsea seemed to hinder his performance. 

In January 2011, Chelsea secured the services of the Spaniard who showed every quality that was needed to excel at Stamford Bridge. Although the price tag seemed big, everyone felt that the transfer would take Chelsea to that next level.

That was not exactly the case, however. With only one solitary goal in his opening 18 fixtures, things were looking glum for Torres, but it was clear that someone of his stature could not just lose their quality.

However, a lack of goalscoring followed and although trust was put into the previously prolific goalscorer, he was unable to produce the goods for numerous managers.

Torres has won trophies at Chelsea - including the Champions League - but his confidence has always been knocked by a missed chance or a poor performance.

The return Jose Mourinho as manager seemed to install some confidence within Torres. Although he always seems to be working hard, the service has been good but he had still not been producing.

His overall work rate and performance has seemed to improved this season, however, and, although he is still missing chances, the match winning goal against Manchester City on Sunday still makes him a fans favourite and he is still a threat towards any team.

Torres has slowly been able to create a bond with Oscar, who is able to supply him with chances that he has the ability to put away.

Torres' pace and dribbling ability are still there for him to drive towards any defence.

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