Fernando Torres stunned Liverpool fans when he made the decision to sign for rivals Chelsea. Fernando Torres left Liverpool to sign for Chelsea on deadline day of January 2011 in a £50m deal. It was a club record deal for Chelsea as at then as club owner Roman Abramovich has showed his financial strength by splashing the cash on one of the most lethal strikers in European football. Fernando Torres joined Chelsea with a big reputation in front of goal but he was not able to maintain that reputation as his football career nosedived at Stamford Bridge.
Fernando Torres found it difficult to play as the lone Chelsea striker ahead of Didier Drogba. His struggles at Chelsea was music to the ears of the Liverpool fans, who would take solace from the fact that he spent the best part of his football career on Merseyside. Fernando Torres was a Liverpool player from the summer of 2008 until January 2011. Daily Star recently celebrated a decade anniversary of his transfer from Liverpool to Chelsea by revealing the highs and lows of his career at Stamford Bridge. Liverpool did well by signing a certain Luis Suarez as his replacement plus Andy Carroll. English striker Carroll didn’t enjoy much success at Liverpool following his £35m transfer from Newcastle United, while Uruguayan attacker Luis Suarez left Dutch champions Ajax Amsterdam to sign for Liverpool in a £22.8m deal. Let’s examine the highest and lowest points of Fernando Torres and his club career as a Chelsea player. El Nino as Fernando Torres is popularly called failed to hit the heights at Chelsea having scored an impressive 82 goals in 141 appearances for the Reds. His lowest point in a Chelsea shirt came in September 2011 when he missed an open goal during the league game with Manchester United, while his highest point was at the Nou Camp in April 2012, when his goal confirmed the final spot for Chelsea in the Champions League.