The Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez has criticised the critics of the Spaniard Fernando Torres by saying that they are extremely clueless. The Spaniard Fernando Torres has been subjected to intense criticism in the last few weeks after failing to find the back of the net on a regular basis. The former Atletico Madrid and Liverpool man was a £ 50 million signing almost 22 months ago. However, he has managed just 14 Premier league goals during this period, while his time for the same number of goals with Liverpool was just six months. However, Benitez has said that people fail to see the situation behind Torres not scoring regularly.
Since the arrival of Benitez, there was a slight improvement in the form of the striker only for it to dip once again quite alarmingly. The striker has not found the back of the net for almost a month. His last goal came in the 8-0 victory over Aston Villa. The departure of Daniel Sturridge left Torres as the only striker at the club. This increased workload meant that Torres had to play every game for Chelsea without a rest until the arrival of Demba Ba from Newcastle United for £ 7 million. The Senegalese striker has already scored three goals for the club.
“Fernando was doing a great job. Afterwards, Demba gave us something we didn’t have before. These people who like to quote stats and stats, they don’t have any clue about what is going on. When you have one striker for a month and a half and cannot change, it’s more difficult for the striker. When you have now two strikers, you can manage,” said the Chelsea manager after the Arsenal match. Torres once again failed to find the back of the net in the 2-1 win over Arsenal during the weekend.