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Comparing CFC's treatment of Torres and Lampard

Comparing CFC's treatment of Torres and Lampard

So apparently Lampard is going.

A bad decision in my eyes, and not one that is being made by Benitez or any of the coaching staff.

I thought, one of the reasons that Lampard is apparently being shown the door is his high wage packet, we might compare him to another high earner.

1Wages - Torres earns around £175k per week, Frank Lampard around £150k. (from my sources).

2 Current levels of contribution - Frank has scored 7 in 18 this season, Torres has 14 in 32. Similar goal to game ratio from Frankie (a midfielder) and Torres (a striker).

Frank obviously offers much more than just goals, can we say the same about Torres? And which player 6 months ago was captaining us to the ECL final, playing and excelling in every vital game en route to the final?

3 Replace-ability? - How easily can we replace these players if we let them go? I would be surprised if we could find a midfield player who comes close to Frankie for less than £30m. We bid £40m for Luka Modric, who scores less, assists less and is less of a physical presence in midfield. We've just signed Demba Ba for £7.5m who is already showing Torres up.

4 Levels of commitment shown to them by the club - CFC management got rid of Didier, our greatest ever striker and did not replace him so that El Nino could thrive. RA has shelled out for Hazard, Mata, Marin and Oscar so that our playing style will suit him. And we brought in Benitez, to the fans' dismay, sacking a club legend who was voted ahead of Sir Alex for manager of the year 2011/12, to get the best out of him.

Frankie has been told (apparently) that he doesn't have a future at the club. Does anyone else think that if Frank had the same contribution levels as Fernando he would still be at the club?

If CFC have double standards, they should work in favour of the club legend and not against them.

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

Date:Thursday January 10 2013
Time: 4:42PM


fk torres worthless piece of *****. i alwats supported him until recently but he is a fkin joke. in the time torres has been at chelsea in the PL 28 players have scored more goals thn him. hes a fkin joke
10/01/2013 16:52:00
Torres is a sucking. Lamps can go but not before Torres. Roman should just accept that he threw £50 million to the toilet and move on.
10/01/2013 17:19:00
We will never find any replacement for Lampard. There is no middfielder in the world who could compare himself with Lampard. The guy is Super and he is still scoring but makes money like a striker and he is 34. Such players like him its like one in 100 y
10/01/2013 17:33:00
this artical is full of bias.i can name 10 Atm to replace lamps who dont have to take penalties to reach 20 goals a ten atm ranking is,..1 xavi,sneijder,cesc,ozil,silva,modric,nasri,scheini,gerald,kaka.lamps is not even near to 50.shut up and research b4 giving us *****.
10/01/2013 17:38:00
I knew this was going to be a Torres bashing session. Ha ha.
10/01/2013 17:40:00
foreign_viewer, it should be, virtually everything wrong with the Chelsea teams comes back to the useless waste of space. Most Chelsea players are better than Man Utd's but they have RVP, Rooney & Hernandez and we a Torres.
10/01/2013 17:50:00
We can talk about Lampard's goals but so many of them are penalties. Scholes would have better scoring statistics than him if he had been manure's penalty taker.
10/01/2013 17:53:00
if we have to feck any club season....then give them torres...the opposition doesnt have to do anything....torres will eat them inside out...
10/01/2013 17:53:00
EA sport are thinking about removing torres from their fifa game....there is lot of complaints from clients that he is not even scoring there also...
10/01/2013 17:57:00
@foreign viewer pls check the stats before typing. Lampard has scored over 150 none penalty goals.Moreover how many goals has falcao scored this season without including penalties
10/01/2013 18:27:00
And speaking of assists,he has assisted more goals than any of scholes,xavi and gerrard
10/01/2013 18:29:00
True but the passing game swallows him up. Players like Xavi are the reason why Spain are dominating football.
10/01/2013 18:44:00
foreign_viewer Lampard has scored 193 goals for chelsea only 40,50 of them is penalties and he is the second player in premier leagues history in assist over 90 of them
10/01/2013 19:11:00
All those middfielders dont have 193 goals bra and I dont need to do research cause he plays for us.. Also, he is the best goalscoring middfeilder in the world period, its u who have to do a research...
10/01/2013 19:37:00
And Lampard doesn't have a Euro and World Cup. Xavi and Iniesta's passing is behind all that.
10/01/2013 21:00:00
lampard winning a wc means nothing to me when matched up against his exploits cfc blue...and btw if lamps xavi swopped nations who would have the most wc and euro...footy is a team sport yet time and time again lamps has placed us upon his shoulder and ushered us into many an unlikely victory...and some of you dare sully his name...were it up to me i would cast you in a world where lamps never played for cfc and watch on as you all lived a life as a cursed die hard scouser...the glory you hunt is at cfc because of lamps...your unearned pride (a common symptom of band wagon glory hunting disease) you owe to lamps...all who kick dirt upon the name of lamps owe him a debt of gratitude and they don't even recognise...
10/01/2013 21:16:00
Comparison of any form between lampard and poorres is an insult to lampard..poorres should be compared with a certain Ali Dia
10/01/2013 22:05:00
foreign_viewer, You've obviously forgotten Chelsea played Barcelona last season. Chelsea scored 3 goals, Frank Lampard set up 2 of them.
10/01/2013 23:51:00
Lampard is 34 and at 150 000 per week. He needs to go. He won't accept 50 000 (probably too much as well) a week for sure, so much his loyalty to the club.
11/01/2013 00:09:00
I find this insulting Lamps through the exit door and Torres stays takes the mickey big time. You know who I would have Frank more deserving and a player who wears the shirt with pride and gives it his all. With that crappy Spaniard offers nothing to the team but big disappointment come on Roman get your head out of his backside and realise the truth that pet of yours will never come good push him through the exit door with him we will win nothing and not only that he has cost the club money sacking of previous managers who have managed our club.
11/01/2013 01:19:00
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