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Now Where Are Those Who Said Torres Was Worth 50 Mil But Carroll Was Not 35
FootyRulz (Chelsea) 5 years ago
Maybe if carlo had been given full control of the 50m he would have spent it differently but tbh I would rather buy an out of form torres than an in form caroll
Ant (Liverpool) 5 years ago
Would you rather Suarez, Chicarito and one other similar player, or an out of form Torres? Chelsea bought him on the hope they could 'fix' him, but eleven games later (or however many) and its the same issue. Lets not also forget that he spends half a season injured, he has lost pace and his mentality is completely wrong.

How must it feel for Drogba, who scored for fun and loves to play, to be sitting on the bench?
Theo (Chelsea) 5 years ago
Drogba only sat on the bench because Carlo was trying to do something "special".... He started like 5 straight games before that, and will surely continue to do so now that hes' getting back to his regular self. And imo all Torres needs to do is keep shooting - and one day it will finally go in for him
Ant (Liverpool) 5 years ago
No doubt, I look forward to watching back at his best. Shevchenko used to be one of my favourite players and it saddened me to see him wither away. I wouldn't wish that on any player, so hopefully before long Torres is smashing away goals again
LumpOfCelery (Chelsea) 5 years ago
Yeah shevchenko played a huge part in getting me into football (FIFA 07), but Ant I think that there was a huge difference in sheva and nando. Sheva barley got playing time under Mou, and Carlo is more than happy to play Torres
FootyRulz (Chelsea) 5 years ago
I guess Mou was more willing to do what he thought was the best option. Carlo probably played torres because of Roman and because he was under pressure to
Zlatan94310 (PSG) 5 years ago
Absolutely, how silly!
Anyways, now Torres needs to focus on his game for the 7 remaining EPL games, hit the net, and get his confidence back. Chelsea also need to build the team around Torres, thus preparing next seson well.

We don't want to see Torres endiing up being the Worst Signing of all time
BoboRed (Leeds United) 5 years ago
Torres is now just 2/1 not to score a goal before the end of the season with the bookies
LumpOfCelery (Chelsea) 5 years ago
Look at liam, he's back and kicking ass.    Lol whats the odds for him scoring against west brom? Lmfao.
BoboRed (Leeds United) 5 years ago
He's 2/1 to score against the Baggies!
FootyRulz (Chelsea) 5 years ago
I hope he does score against them it would relieve some of the pressure on him
Sergio 5 years ago
Simple. Chelsea should have brought in a player that would help the strikers, not another one. For example if they had brought aguero, he woulda paired differently with drogba, he isn't the best striker but his link up play would have worked with chelsea
Donnchadh (Liverpool) 5 years ago
It's somewhat hard to judge because Chelsea bought a player that is terribly out of form, but he is a proven goal scorer and still has enormous potential for the club. That being said if he doesn't get his confidence back and the situation just keeps getting worse, it may snowball and Torres will never get back to what he truly can be. There may also be a little something called Karma involved in all this, but I am not holding anything against Torres anymore. Although on my black Carlsberg Liverpool kit I did peel his name off the back so it just has a number 9 took me hours. I think he will prove himself though at Chelsea, just a matter of character and confidence. Although when he came to Liverpool he started scoring immediately, I believe his first was against Chelsea, c'est la vie. Hugely different atmosphere though, one of positivity and excitement at Liverpool, expectations and resentment at Chelsea.

As for Carroll he looks to be a cracking player, super excited to see him get his first goal for England than a couple weeks later bag a brilliant brace for Liverpool. 35 million is a lot but he just needs to keep working hard and trying to improve under the King and goals will keep coming. Hopefully he and Luis and Stevie G can form a great understanding and chemistry, we could be amazing going forward next season. If we win the title next season, or any trophy, yes he is worth the money

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