Fernando Torres is regarded as one of the biggest signings in the history of British football after the £ 50 million striker has scored roughly around one goal per three matches for Chelsea. He was one of the most feared strikers during his time at Liverpool and Atletico Madrid, but he has struggled for form has since making the move to Stamford Bridge. Despite this, Torres is continuously supported by Chelsea fans, who are taken to the hard-working nature of the Spaniard. Jose Mourinho has said that it is incredible that fans support the player, who has not lived up to the expectations.
He has recalled the case of Mateja Kezman, who was a similar flop during his first spell at the club. Kezman never fell out with the fans despite scoring few goals than his talent might have otherwise suggested. Torres has been showing signs of form in recent weeks after scoring in back-to-back matches. His away goals at Southampton and Hull have put him in the limelight once again. Mourinho has stated that it is happy to see the player scoring once again, but he expects bigger things to come from the Spaniard in the future.
The striker finished as the club’s top scorer last season.
“Fernando is enjoying his football more than the last couple of years. The goals are coming and he is doing what we want him to do: press defenders, hold the ball, wait for support, get behind defenders and he scored. It is important for him but more important for us. Chelsea fans are like this. I remember in 2004 when we had Mateja Kezman and he scored his first [league] goal in December, but every time playing at Stamford Bridge people were supporting him,” said Mourinho.
Torres has 4 in 16 league outings this season.