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How to get him off our pay roll!

How to get him off our pay roll!

After our game against West Brom, all Chelsea fans can't wait for January for us to get another striker.

Yes, I can't wait either but if I have my way, I would sign two strikers and throw Torres through the exit door. The truth is Torres doesn't make an impact in a game, so it doesn't make any difference if he is a second or a first choice striker.

A player that can't make the difference in a game of 90 minutes, will that striker make any difference when he is brought into a game with 15 minutes to go?

The truth is Torres is not of any use anymore!

Sturridge gets into the right position but his finishing is poor and that's poor for a striker.

My way would be get Falcao and then recall Lukaku, but on a second thought, Lukaku is doing well but not yet a finish product, it would be great for him to finish his season at West Brom so he can play more games and be a better player.

But the truth is I am so fed up with Torres, I just hope we get him off our pay roll urgently.

Wait! I just remembered something! The Pazzini-Cassano swap deal, we can actually pay £5-10m plus Torres for either of Jovetic, Pato or Lewandowski, tempting I must say.

But the issue is by the end of January, it would be great if we sign Falcao and recall Lukaku or sign Falcao and include Torres in any swap deal like that of Pazzini and Cassano, so we can have two deadly strikers.

I would go with any of Falcao and recalling Lukaku or 2 deadly strikers (Falcao and the Torres swap deal), but Torres is finished at Chelsea, he should be kicked out, he shouldn't be wearing blue come next season.

I wish us good luck against Juventus and I also hope we are in the title race come January before we get a striker(s) to lead us all the way!

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Sunday November 18 2012
Time: 12:18PM


Dear oh dear.
18/11/2012 12:24:00
I would even swap torres for stephan el shaarawy!!
18/11/2012 12:43:00
Can't disagree now. When Torres got a through ball yesterday after about 20 minutes I thought he would charge in on goal - the chance to do so was there, but he squared it to another Chelsea player and the attack broke down. If he'd charged on there was a goal scoring opportunity for him but he seems keen to not put himself in the position that he can miss. He's lost it I'm afraid. Can you imagine what Suarez, Tevez, Falcao or Aguero would have done in this situation? Hint: they wouldn't have squared it. His body language is not there and he is listless. Compare him with Suarez who buzzes around enthusiastically almost all the game. Torres is till good on the ball and perhaps he is not getting the right servicve but then he also has to DO something!!! At 175K a week!
18/11/2012 12:51:00
im pretty sure torres won't leave , no where will he get that payroll ANYWHERE , and why would they want a 28 yr old out of form striker for a 23 yrold who shows massive potential
18/11/2012 12:52:00
Agree totally with CFCTalal...problem is his wages. I have been longing for Fernando to "come good" and he just hasn't, and at this point I am convinced he wont, in a Chelsea shirt anyway. I wonder would PSG be interested? If we are going to offer Torres in a swap deal we would need to offer to pay some of his wages, for a season or two. At this point in time i would rather see us give Danny a longer run in the team and hope he recaptures his Bolton form. Sign someone in January, with the head / bottle to keep going. I know that i am going to get lambasted for saying this but, Gary Hooper of Celtic might be a nice sneaky wee buy. At least his head wont drop so easily and his work rate is fantastic.
18/11/2012 13:21:00
edit Hooper might not be that good a buy since my mate has just informed me that Neil Lennon values him @ £35 million
18/11/2012 13:22:00
another Torres article....
Blue in Colorado
18/11/2012 14:07:00
Torres' best days are behind him, it wrecks my heart to say it but that's the truth of the situation. It's gonna do a lot of good, if we get him off our books quickly!
18/11/2012 14:09:00
if no one will buy Torres then we should give him out for free or on loan till his contract is done, he is a complete mess now. Sell Sturridge as well, he is not a good finisher.
18/11/2012 14:11:00
What do u think of this picture: Cech-3-2-3-2-----Ivanovic Cahill Ryan-Ramires Fellani-Mata Hazard Oscar-Suarez Falcao. Sub: Azpi, Wallace, Moses, Lukaku, Okore, Josh, Annholt, De Bruyne, Willian, Piazon, Blackman. Sell Luiz, he is worse than Torres.
18/11/2012 14:22:00
Selling sturridge might be a good move. January might be the right market to tempt a team like the 'pool might to pay £20 million or so and we can invest this into a Jovetic or someone like that. Torres is a huge mistake, it makes me feel sick that we have did not learn the lessons from Shevchenko transfer. Mourinho had the right philosophy in buying players who were hungry and young (we should have purchased Suarez in the Torres transfer window). Its a pity that Roman's has this tendency to approach the odd transfer market with a view to purchasing a Galactico. Personally, if i was Roman, i would get more satisfaction from buying some young talent and see them develop into a galactico within my own club, much like Lamps did when we bought him from West Ham. Then again i'm not Roman and the man is an absolute hero in my eyes as his presence at the club has brought me untold joys that I would never have experienced otherwise. So, actually scrap what i have said above he can do what he wants!!!
18/11/2012 14:25:00
we need a world class team in full and not anything in halves with likes of Mikel, Romeu, Sturridge, Torres, Luiz...Terry, Lampard and Cole are legends, they need to give way to fresh legs.
18/11/2012 14:26:00
we need a world class team in full and not anything in halves with likes of Mikel, Romeu, Sturridge, Torres, Luiz...Terry, Lampard and Cole are legends, they need to give way for fresh legs.
18/11/2012 14:28:00
Here we go again. "we can actually pay £5-10m plus Torres for either of Jovetic, Pato or Lewandowski, tempting I must say." How will Fiorentina, AC Milan or Dortmund afford his salary?
18/11/2012 14:35:00
look he's not going anywhere in january simply bcos of his wages. nobody will want him, that's for sure. but it's really sturridge that's beginning to worry me. and i believe he was 99% a spurs player on august 31st but didn't happen bcos we ddn't get schurrle. baring a miracle it will happen in january. RDM doesn't rate him. however with recent poor results RDM himself might be on his bike too and maybe e even sooner.
18/11/2012 15:04:00
Look...Torres needs to be either sold or loaned out. He will not be happy as the #2 backup and his sulking will affect the remainder of the team especially Mata.. So he must leave. It will be best for him as he needs a new start to regain his own confidence. Just get him out a here.
18/11/2012 15:13:00
Oh my.. gosh..
18/11/2012 15:19:00
Hold on where is this 'sturridge should be sold' talk coming from? The guy had a great game yesterday a were it not for myhill being on fire would have won us the game. He is not a goal scorer? that is laughable considering he scored 16 goals from out wide, where he was out of position and hardly featured in the second half of the season. He also scored 12 in 12 for Bolton prior to that showing in fact he is a natural goal scorer. If there is someone to blame for him not scoring blame RDM for not giveing him enough match time to get him sharp. I am 100% convinced that he will score bag full of goals if he were to be give a string of starts and was more match sharp. his record doesn't lie.
18/11/2012 15:19:00
PLAYERS THAT NEED TO GO - Torres...needs to go to keep the remainder of the team focused and positive. Lampard...needs to go in in as he lacks a long term future...Sturridge...he won't sign a contract extension so sell him in January. Romeu...sell him in January...doesnt' have a long term future with Chelsea with Mikel/Ramires a head of him and with Nate C. a potential starter in 3 years. Ashly Cole...if PSG/Real Madrid offer enough I would sell him has he now has long term ankle issues..
18/11/2012 15:22:00
Ess...DaBison...Sturridge will not sign a contract extension so he would leave this summer for free. So, if he is sold in January..Chelsea will get something for him...otherwise he walks for free. Chelsea must sell him in January to receive money to fund a new CF.
18/11/2012 15:25:00
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