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Look at him now: Fernando Torres and Chelsea

Look at him now: Fernando Torres and Chelsea

Cast your mind back to the January transfer window of 2011 when Chelsea signed Fernando Torres.

There was jubilation that a reported £50million deal (BBC) had been made for the Spanish forward to take him from Liverpool and bring him to Stamford Bridge. And why wouldn’t there have been?! The striker had been one of the deadliest in the top-flight for some time.

Indeed, those in the Blue would have been expecting huge things from him and would have been expecting him to lead them to glory all on his own.

How disappointingly wrong could they have been! Torres had been a shadow of himself and appeared to find life extremely difficult in the capital.


It took him over 900 minutes of football for fans to celebrate his first Chelsea goal (BBC), although he only grabbed another 44 across all competitions in his three-and-a-half seasons at Stamford Bridge; his goal against Barcelona will forever be remembered fondly though.

Having wasted £50m on what appeared to be a pretty sound investment at the time, they shipped him off to AC Milan for a two-year loan, although that lasted just six months as he returned to where it all started; Atletico Madrid.

Four years back in La Liga did not help him to rediscover his form and he has since joined Sagan Tosu in Japan, however, that has been nothing short of disastrous for Torres. In fact, you could say he has hit rock-bottom with the Japanese outfit.

Tosu currently sit a point off the bottom after 12 games having scored just five goals (the worst record in the entire division!). And, you guessed it, the 35-year-old does not have a single one to his name so far in his second season.

Looking to build on his three goals in 17 appearances from last season, solving what happened to Torres will remain a mystery.

Chelsea, though, will be pretty pleased he is no longer their problem.

Chelsea fans, how disappointed were you with how Torres turned out? Let us know below!

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