Signed from the French club Lille in the summer for around £32 million, Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard has managed to establish himself as one of the important members of the squad over the last few months.
Even though Hazard had an impressive start to the Premier league career, he was somewhat overshadowed by the problems surrounding the striker Fernando Torres. During the first half of the season, Hazard primarily contributed to the team in the way of assists. However, the last few months have been excellent for the 22-year-old in terms of goals as well.
The Chelsea midfielder Yossi Benayoun has said that the striker Fernando Torres has not been at his best during the two years at Chelsea because he has been poorly managed by the West London outfit.
Fernando Torres was £ 50 million signing for Chelsea back in the January transfer window of 2011. Since joining the blues, Torres has been a shadow of his former self. He has managed to score less than one goal in three games. During this period, he has worked in the four different managers in the form of Carlo Ancelotti, Andre Villas-Boas, Roberto di Matteo, and Rafael Benitez.
Fernando Torres has been the main striker at Chelsea last six months, but the arrival of the Senegalese striker Demba Ba has provided the manager Rafael Benitez with an additional alternative.
There have been suggestions that Chelsea could try out a new formation that would see both players playing in the same team. Currently, Chelsea are employing a 4-2-3-1 formation that leaves space for only one striker in the team. Benitez, though, have suggested that he does not see a reason why Demba Ba and Fernando Torres could play in the same team.
The Chelsea interim manager Rafa Benitez has said that he is extremely delighted to see Fernando Torres back into scoring ways. The Spaniard got the best out of Fernando Torres when he was the Liverpool manager.
Manchester United has defeated Chelsea in a Premier League match played at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. United won the match by a close margin of 3-2. This was the seventh victory for United in the competition. This win took United to no. 2 in the points table. Manchester United is now only one point behind Chelsea which is at the no. 1 position.
The Athletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao has said that Fernando Torres is one of the best strikers in the world. He has said the statement ahead of the crucial UEFA Super cup match with Chelsea.
Chelsea will be coming into that competition as the winners of the Champions League, while Athletico Madrid will be coming in has the winners of the Europa league. Radamel Falcao was one of the impressive players for the club last season after scoring 36 goals in all competitions. He had been heavily linked with a move to Chelsea prior to his Spain move.
Chelsea has defeated Newcastle United by 2-0 and secured its third consecutive victory in the premier league this season. Fernando Torres and Eden Hazard scored the goals for Chelsea. Chelsea was playing without its regular captain John Terry who was ruled out of the team due to the neck injury.
But, the team didn’t show any nervousness in the absence of its skipper and just outclassed Newcastle. Earlier, Roberto Di Matteo, the manager of Chelsea, didn’t include Frank Lampard in the starting XI which was a bit surprising.
Fernando Torres has said that he is ready to fill the vacant spot of Didier Drogba. Drogba left Chelsea last month and joined Shanghai Shenhua, the Chinese club. He said that Drogba is a great player and he has performed brilliantly for Chelsea over the years. He scored the match winning goal in the final of the Premier League last season. He was a key member of the squad. As per Torres, it is disappointing that Drogba has left the club and the players would miss him.
Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has said that he will sit down with the Chelsea board at the end of the season and discuss his future, according to the Chelsea News. The Spaniard has said that he is clearly unhappy at the role he has had to play at the club.
Chelsea's Brazilian midfielder Ramires has said that Fernando Torres returning to scoring fashion once again is very key to the club.
Fernando Torres recently scored his first hat-trick for Chelsea, which was also his first hat-trick after nearly 3 years.