Chelsea Transfers: 5 Strikers To Replace Flop Torres
Fernando Torres joined Chelsea for a British record transfer fee in January 2011, having set the world alight at Liverpool and reaching 50 goals quicker than any other former Liverpool player to earn a reputation as an Anfield darling. He had blistering pace and fantastic skill, and many of the world’s defenders would have feared playing against him.
So when he joined Chelsea from Liverpool, many Chelsea fans could be forgiven for expecting him to continue in the same vain for them, but history has said differently. Unfortunately for El Nino, it has not worked out that way, and he has scored just 21 goals in 108 appearances in all competitions so far for the Blues.
With the departure of club legend Didier Drogba, the stage this season looked set for Torres to become the striker he once was, but again this appears not to be the case. Despite showing brief flashes of brilliance, his final product is mostly frustrating and Chelsea fans are losing patience with their record signing, with many calling for Demba Ba to start in his place.
Could Fernando Torres even be allowed to leave in the summer? And should he? If this was the case, he would have to be replaced, as Demba Ba is good, but is probably not quite good enough to lead Chelsea’s line on his own week in week out, despite his impressive goal-scoring return for what was a poor Newcastle side earlier this season.
In this article I will discuss possible replacements who could come in to Chelsea and fire them to glory.
5. Romelu Lukaku
Technically not a new signing, but Lukaku is certainly worth bringing back after the season he is having on loan at West Bromwich Albion.
The more he plays the more he reminds me of a certain Didier Drogba: he is technically very good, has good physical strength and fitness, and has showed he can cut it at the top level with some of his performances this season. Take Monday night against Liverpool for example, where he shrugged Daniel Agger, who by the way is one of the better defenders in the Premier League, completley out of the way, to bury an effort with his supposedly weaker right foot.
He recently told the Mail that he wants to become a legend at Stamford Bridge, and if Torres was to depart it may well set the stage for this young Belgian international to lead Chelsea’s line. He suits Chelsea’s style of play, which it is evidently a step up from Torres, so although he may only be 19 years of age, it might not be to much to ask for Lukaku to be the main man at Chelsea.
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