I think a good case can now be made for another striker.
It doesn't need to be a $40M or more striker but one that has a knack for goals which Torres clearly seems not to have anymore.
I am a big, big fan of Torres but come on how many chances could you give one player?
First it was the 'big shadow' of Drogba, now what could possibly be the problem? The 'little shadow" of Sturridge?
He has been given a good run and clearly Chelsea won`t get anywhere with Torres. I don`t even see the threat he brings to defenders even one-on-one! Yes he does try hard and plays for the team, but we need him scoring goals and he hasn't for two and half seasons.
Take a look at Suarez who is just carrying Liverpool, we couldn't expect that from Torres could we?
I read a few days ago that Chelsea posted a financial year end profit for the first time under Abromovich, but that is hard to figure with our massive debts in mind but all that would have been made a bit easier because of our Champion League success.
We have to build on that and I honestly don`t see us getting there with Torres and its disheartening to see others doing their jobs well and Torres not finishing up or providing great or superb assists.
Loan him out and get another striker or bring back Lukaku and let him and Sturridge have a go for the next half of the season.
Can someone tell me why RDM left Torres on the pitch for 80mins?
This guy has got to start getting it right!