Much has been said about the form that former Liverpool star Fernando Torres has been in since he was sold to English Premier League rivals Chelsea for €50 million.
Once considered one of the best strikers in the world, the Spanish International played with an abundance of confidence. His strike rate was impeccable at Liverpool, as well as when he was with Spain for years.
After Torres suffered a serious knee injury, he has never quite recaptured that glittering form that made him a star in the Premiership. Manager Jose Mourinho is committed to getting the best out of the Spaniard, and Torres has showed signs that he may be able to find that form once again.
Torres’ link-up play with the midfield has been excellent so far this campaign, and he looks like a threat to create a goal-scoring chance every time the ball is at his feet. Service isn’t a problem for Torres, with the likes of Oscar, Juan Mata, Eden Hazard, Willian, Andre Schurrle and Kevin De Bruyne supplying the goods.
The Champions league match against Schalke from the German Bundesliga seemed to be Torres’ coming-out party this season, bagging an impressive brace. Torres showed a glimmer of what he once was: Decisive, precise and running at pace at defenders. When Torres is on his game. he can be an absolute nightmare for the opposition, running in behind defenders.
Chelsea supporters can only hope Torres’ form continues, as he will be a vital part in the London-based club winning the trophies Mourinho and owner Roman Abramovic desire.