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Trust your instinct Fernando!

Trust your instinct Fernando!

In our latest demolition series which we gave Norwich a 4 goal spanking we saw how our team played so beautiful in a style which our owner craves, the sexy football.

We could have scored 6-7 goals but well you know our striker somehow fluffed his chances.

I noticed that our dear Fernando got 3 chances (or maybe more, I was late at watching the game) the 1st chance when he receive a Hollywood pass from Frankie, he was storming to the penalty area and when we just waited for him to shoot, somehow he stopped and pulled the ball back. The 2nd was the header which he scored. And the 3rd when he received the ball from Hazard, kicked it but it hit Ruddy's foot

What I am really shocked about is his 1st. I just screamed at my tv 'what the heck are you doing Torres? Are you trying to nutmeg the centre-backs? Just shoot FFS!!!'.

And when I watched it again for the 4th time I just see from his body language that he seems so reluctant to shoot, it seems he doesn`t believe in his instinct anymore.

Have you noticed that when he didn't think so much he actually did some amazing things, examples - his bicycle kick last season which hit the crossbar, his goal against Manure in our 3-1 loss last season, his goal against Arsenal, his header and overhead kick against Norwich.

But when he over thinks about his chances he usually does some stupid things, his decision-making is terrible. I rarely see the Liverpool Torres do some stupid things, at least when he misses it because either the goalkeeper save it or he miss-hit it, not because he over thinks about it.

This syndrome is about how he doesn`t believe his striker instinct is probably because his confidence is still not yet back 100%. He seems afraid to miss a sitter, so he makes sure he gets the best angle to shoot and the result is he over thinks it and then does some stupid things.

My advice is he must trust his instinct. Why is he so reluctant to shoot? If he trusts his instinct I believe he will score more. However I'm not naive, I believe we won`t see the great Liverpool Torres again. His pace and acceleration has been decreased a lot. I rarely see Chelsea Torres do his trademark bursting to the penalty area. But at least we will get 80% of his old self

Last words. I heard the news about how we led the chase for some amazing Colombian striker for the summer 2013. My feelings tell me we will get him I have no doubt about it but only if Torres is not good enough or he somehow misfires again, even with our three amigos, always give him the service he wants

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Date:Wednesday October 10 2012
Time: 5:01PM


Well I have to agree there. Torres' killer instinct seems to be missing but a constant run in the side, as he's getting now, should see it return somewhat, and it has to an extent. But his reluctance to shoot is puzzling. Understandable, but also puzzing. Little by little he seems to be getting back to his best. Perhaps he'll never recover the lightening pace or the killer instinct he had at Liverpool, but he's getting there. As the support for him is imroving and as Mata, Hazard and Oscar keep feeding him balls, he'll eventually find his killer instinct eventually. That is, if we give him the time. I wouldn't say not to Falcao but Torres' future doesn't look too bright with him around. Those who wanted Torres gone in the summer, before he even had the chance to show what he can do with a continued run in the side will now understand that for a striker like Torres, consistent playing time means a lot, and we will need to continue to provide him with that if we want to see his killer instinct return, and it won't take long either. That's my one reservation about getting Falcao, it would see all the hard work Torres has been put through go down the drain
10/10/2012 17:19:00
Well, well, well, about time huh?
10/10/2012 17:31:00
I've said it, too..."Just shoot FFS!" No Fernando seems to need...just one more more more defender to get around... I hope he hits his stride in the next 4 games against Spurs, Shaktar and ManU. We're going to need him to score.
10/10/2012 17:46:00
Just Shoot. There's no harm in trying man.
10/10/2012 18:15:00
I was too annoyed at him on saturday.. He alway annoy me when he's with the ball in the box.
10/10/2012 18:17:00
No mata what, my support is still with him.
10/10/2012 18:18:00
And I hope he proves us wrong/right before the 1st day of 2013
10/10/2012 18:20:00
The author of this article makes a good point; it's one we've discussed in threads but I'm glad to see it centrally addressed in this manner. I look at players like Jelavic or even Mario Gomez--they get goals. They may possess half the technical ability of Torres, but they get more goals. Why is this? Because they aren't afraid to shoot. Even if Torres was inefficient in his shooting, at least he's trying. The hesitation inside the box from Torres has no doubt cost him and the club many, many goals. Take a chance and just shoot, FFS!
10/10/2012 18:27:00
Hazzabee i always respect your posts but do you seriously advocate we avoid signing one of the best and complete finishers in the game today just to continue to accomodate El Ninos fragile psyche..i am sorry but my answer is hell no. The truth is right now we are perched very precariously..we have been lucky so far from an injury stand point ..but Danny has been crocked from the beginning of this season and has thus not been able to start one game not to mention a full 90 min..El Nino has played as striker in virtually all the games thus far..he is not exactly an iron man..the truth is purely from a pragmatic stand point we are one El Nino significant injury away from disaster. This policy of having just 2 first team strikers available for a team with the work load and ambitions of Chelsea is very dangerous..just for that reason alone not to mention the issue the author here outlines come January getting Radamel Falcao is mission no 1 for us in my mind..both to increase our striker options but also to provide us sufficient depth, quality and security at that position.
10/10/2012 18:33:00
I already said before that he has lost his killer instinct....
Chelsea n Torres Fan
10/10/2012 18:33:00
I doubt if he'll prove us wrong, I have been suoporting the dude through thick and thin, but his thinning is so much that I am starved as a fan and as a team we'll be malnourished, damnit u big blonde, shoot the fcking ball!!! That's part of what set falcao apart from him, he shoots at sight and most time the ball ends up at the back of the net, why can't torres do that? I am sure he'll score more, but guess what, ur guess is as good as mine, torres has lost his nerve, plain and simple, and about the colombian striker are u sure its not the 15 year old phenomenon jao rodriguez who excelled on trial at chelsea about 2 months ago?
10/10/2012 18:34:00
i think.torres has lost his confidence but that doesnt means he has become a bad player i think his lack.of confidence is all because of the last season...last season was his worst season...lacks of service for him not getting enough chance to play....playing in a system which is completly opposite to his style....there were many factors which may have lead to his lack.of happens with most of them when your whole season is a total failure... but this season its is totally different he has players who can assist him a lot we are playing the way torrres would love he is missing chance but still he is scoring and assisting goals even though he is in bad form....we are in just 7 matches of pl and its too early to say he is flop...torres wil score this season not only score he will be the top scorer in pl this season...just wait for the right time...
10/10/2012 18:34:00
Sunderland's fletcher.. 6 chances 5 goals.
10/10/2012 18:39:00
Still backing him because of his skill level you can still see it when he gets on the ball though i still dont want falco cause i think one of danny boy or lukaku should take over when torres gets droped all retires
pego sama
10/10/2012 18:43:00
Shlok27??????? He'll be what? The top scorer? Oh I hope he is, I swear to God I'll be so happy, but I doubt it
10/10/2012 18:43:00
Just tell him to hit the target, deflection, wave, misdirectin. Just SHOOT!!!
10/10/2012 18:45:00
He's falling ma hand.
10/10/2012 18:47:00
He can be the top scorer if he really want.
10/10/2012 18:48:00
Can he, chuks? Terrific analysis: Torres doesn't feel like being the top scorer in the league. He's indifferent. AWESOME.
10/10/2012 18:53:00
i said this like last week
10/10/2012 18:59:00
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