Fernando Torres is not the goal scoring machine he was at Liverpool in a Chelsea shirt.
Since moving to Chelsea for a fee of £50 million he has not had the best of time out on the pitch at Stanford Bridge.
Torres torrid time
In Torres' debut season at Chelsea, it took him 903 minutes of football to score his first goal for Chelsea which would be his only one of the season. This came in a 3-0 win over West Ham.
In his debut season, Torres played a total of 14 games in the Barclays premier League but only managed that one goal against West Ham.
In the Premier League, Torres has not managed to get into double figures in terms of goals with his highest total being 8 in the 2012/13 campaign.
Torres exit rumoured
With Jose Mourinho bringing in Diego Costa and Didier Drogba, the idea of Torres leaving the Blues has been a theme of this summers' transfer window.
Wolfsburg are rumoured to have offered Torres a way out his Blues' nightmare. However, Jose Mourinho said in an interview last week that Torres would not be leaving the London Club.
Could a loan move benefit Torres?
Jose Mourinho clearly thinks that Torres still has it in him to play like he did in his Liverpool days. However with Drogba and Costa at the club, i doubt that Torres will get much playing time from Mourinho even if he is not prepared to let Torres go.
If Torres doesn't get much playing time this season then he could force a transfer away from London which would be against Mourinho's wishes after what he has said.
So if Mourinho wants to keep Torres but he's likely not to play much, he should consider sending him out on loan.
That way, Torres can get regular playing time with another club and build his confidence back up. If Torres moves out on loan, he could become another team's main striker and gain some confidence in this role.
Then, at the end of the season, Torres could come back to Chelsea full of confidence and would be more likely to have some success at Stamford Bridge.