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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!

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Date:Monday November 12 2012
Time: 4:41PM


We should have let this guy off our club in the summer. Remember his immature rant after our UCL glory? Very BAD decision to let the club, especially us as fans to get another tormented (as @mq now call him) season
12/11/2012 17:06:00
Torres+20million=Falcao or Cavani.
12/11/2012 17:14:00
Where would we have let Torres go to in the summer and who will give you Torres + 20 million for Falcao??????
12/11/2012 17:19:00
Some folks even blame chelsea for lack of width but how can we have width if we dont have Strikers to utilise the opportunities created.Torres is done.We need hungry strikers in our team to carry us through.
12/11/2012 17:25:00
12/11/2012 17:35:00
If you were Athletico, would you take Torres + 20m? I wouldn't. Falcao is banging goals left and right. Torres is currently off form and is inconsistent. Does it make ANY sense at all to sell Falcao and get 20m + Torres??? I would just take the 50-60m and get better, younger, hungrier strikers. Period. This just doesn't make any sense at all, do we think Athletico are stupid???
12/11/2012 17:42:00
The funny thing is that when AVB was here at the bridge, he tried to persuade Roman to bring in Falcao before he went off to Athletico and got rejected LMAO... Oh the irony of it all... Torres + 20m = Falcao??? That puts Torres evaluation at approx. 25m... There is no chance in hell he is worth anything close to that at the moment. The more sensible way to fix our striking problem is something close to this nature: Sell Torres for 15-20m, Danny for 12-15m, Kakuta 5m, Malouda 5m/free, Let go Lamps (even though i love the guy but we have to move on), Cole... save on the wages will be massive... We'll have 32-45m, add another 20-10m and get Falcao/Dzeko and Bony... Bring in from loans, pva, josh/essien, lukaku.... done. but that's not going to happen in january anyways and its unfortunate... so this season i don't think we can expect too much but a 3rd/4th place a cup or two, hopefully the World Club Trophy... and just patch the holes in the summer and move on from there
12/11/2012 17:57:00
Just buy a striker that is relatively unknown but have a goal scoring predigree, we can get one for south america like chicharito and an african striker too, both won't be more than £30m
12/11/2012 18:01:00
Just buy a striker that is relatively unknown but have a goal scoring predigree, we can get one for south america like chicharito and an african striker too, both won't be more than £30m
12/11/2012 18:03:00
Desomnd u got it bang on that is exactly what we should do then , sod it and let torres rot in the reserves lol id love to see the look on princes face then o how i hate him by far the worst chelsea striker in my opinion and the biggest flop in prem history, i remember when we bought chis sutton for like 10mill pre RA and i fort that was bad lol
12/11/2012 18:10:00
Anyone else wanna agree that @ Uncle Merlin should start rejecting all Torres articles? It's so annoying now and frustrating. Everyday, another Torres article... Vital Chelsea is so boring now... geez
Blue in Colorado
12/11/2012 18:15:00
For gary monk of swansea to mark torres out and state that he is overpriced confirmed ma fear that defenders arent scare of him anymore...
12/11/2012 18:34:00
The big question is who will have Torres and if he were to leave he would have to take a massive pay cut.
12/11/2012 18:49:00
After all is said and done we did destroy him. He was improving before he moved to us and we spent the whole year destroying him and now that we have creative midfielders we expect miracles? Come on guys give a guy a break you should know by now that chelsea and famous strikers don't blend. Check our previous big names and remember what happened to them. So falcao is brilliant but we need don't need to invest in another potential flop. The current Brazil no9 seems to have an eye for a goal.
12/11/2012 18:54:00
@Blue in Colorado, I second and triple that.....Now you know why I was tripping on your own article a few weeks ago.
12/11/2012 18:55:00
i am tired of this, everywhere torres torres torres, y? and truth of the matter is dat there is nothing we can do now, unless after 31st december, u guys keeping talking as if the transfer window is opened, in the hospital they have something called 'last respect' when a patient is sick and is not going to make it, doctors and nurses keep encouraging the person and keep giving the person drugs till he or she dies. so wat i want to say is dat lets get behind the strikers we hav now till the transfer window opens
12/11/2012 19:12:00
Sorry mates,like blue colorado n kaku,am requesting merin not to accept any other torres debate here,too much of anything is poison,monotony creates boredom!
12/11/2012 19:30:00
Sorry,merlin not merin
12/11/2012 19:33:00
i agree. leave the torres arguments as they are all the same
12/11/2012 20:18:00
Wao at the kind rubbish being spilled out by shaka09. Chelse destroyed him....
12/11/2012 20:35:00
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