Chelsea's Striker Issues | Compared to Mandzukic, Costa and Benzema

Chelsea's Striker Issues | Compared to Mandzukic, Costa and Benzema

Much has been said about Chelsea’s lack of a top quality centre forward this season. Despite having three who have scored goals at previous clubs and on the international stage in Fernando Torres, Samuel Eto’o and Demba Ba, the London club have struggled for goals and this is widely believed to be the reason for their failure both domestically and in Europe this season. All 3 strikers have been in and out of the team, none of them really managing …
The Strange Disappearing Act of  Fernando Torres | Stats Analysis

The Strange Disappearing Act of Fernando Torres | Stats Analysis

Only a few years ago El Niño was a six-foot-one blond teenage lightning-bolt that made La Liga fullbacks play on their back foot over the entire 90 minutes of each match in fear of being burned by one of his amazingly well-timed, onside runs that more often than not would end in an embarrassing goal at their expense. When Fernando Torres was at Atlético Madrid, the then peach-faced teenager terrorised every team in La Liga and everyone knew that it …
Chelsea’s Lukaku Dilemma: “The Daniel Sturridge Redux”

Chelsea’s Lukaku Dilemma: “The Daniel Sturridge Redux”

What has six legs, takes about 200 minutes to score a goal, and will be permanently changing their Stamford Bridge address this summer? Give up? The collective skills of Chelsea forwards Samuel Eto’o, Fernando Torres, and Demba Ba. [caption id="attachment_51589" align="aligncenter" width="509"] Current Chelsea strike force of Eto'o, Ba, Torres (left to right)[/caption] That’s probably not humorous to many—but the productivity number is accurate and the forecast is a good bet. It’s embarrassing that Chelsea’s top scorer is their brilliant …
Fernando Torres | Player Performance Analysis Vs Southampton

Fernando Torres | Player Performance Analysis Vs Southampton

With two of Chelsea's goals vs. Southampton coming from centre-backs and with the constant murmur amongst Chelsea fans you would assume Fernando Torres isn't their chosen man to lead the line. However, with Chelsea having such an influential and high status midfield, that can attack by themselves, Fernando has had to change his style of play and this appears to have gone unnoticed. Torres found himself pulling the centre-backs wide throughout Sunday's game to create space for the likes of …
Fernando Torres Stats: The Potential Is There, Will He Flourish Again?

Fernando Torres Stats: The Potential Is There, Will He Flourish Again?

Fernando Torres. World Cup, European Championships and Champions League winner. Why has he been so heavily criticised? It takes no genius to realise that ever since his first couple of seasons for Liverpool, even pre-move to Chelsea, the Spaniard has stuttered and stumbled his way through each title campaign. The Torres everyone knew and feared seemed to fade into the distance after the dreaded knee injury which he was rumoured to have acquired and played through at Liverpool took it's …
Will Mourinho Regret Letting Lukaku Go? Compared to Chelsea Strikers

Will Mourinho Regret Letting Lukaku Go? Compared to Chelsea Strikers

After seeing Romulu Lukaku terrorise the Newcastle United defence, Chelsea fans must be wondering why Jose Mourinho let him go out on loan when they desperately need a goal-scorer themselves. Their own strike force of Fernando Torres, Samuel Eto'o and Demba Ba has failed to impress so far this season as they have failed to score a single goal between them. Meanwhile the young Belgian striker has netted three times for Everton in their last two matches. If the Chelsea …
Is the Fernando Torres Bashing Warranted? | 09-10 & 12-13 Stats Compared

Is the Fernando Torres Bashing Warranted? | 09-10 & 12-13 Stats Compared

Over the last two seasons a common trend has appeared on Twitter during the majority of weekends. Fortunately for you I’m talking about Fernando Torres and not Justin Bieber. Ever since he joined Chelsea for a British transfer record of £50m, Torres has been criticised and ridiculed by a large number of fans on the social network site for his lack of goals. However, this season the Spaniard has scored 28 goals for club and country (including his 5 goals …
Chelsea's striking problem | Lukaku, Ba & Torres Stats Compared

Chelsea's striking problem | Lukaku, Ba & Torres Stats Compared

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