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Torres, the Falcao rumours and our strikers situation

Luxaries or needs?

Luxuries or needs?

Ever since Fernando Torres has been back amongst the goals, the Falcao rumors have seemed to have dried out until now. The Daily Mail reports that our owner Roman Abramovich is prepared to make Radamel Falcao the club’s top earner by offering the striker a staggering £10million-a-year contract.

The Colombia forward is the club’s No 1 transfer target and the Russian billionaire is determined to ensure the prolific South American becomes the next global superstar to make his way to Stamford Bridge. And Sportsmail has learned the West London club will offer the 26-year-old a deal worth in the region of £200,000-per-week, to lure Falcao.

The Daily Mail

Many have already started to bring all the hype around Fernando Torres and his form back. I’ve got to admit that Torres’s form of 5 goals in 3 matches is pretty impressive but to be honest 1 goal was a major deflection, 1 could have easily been a penalty (hand ball), 1 was a simple tap in and 1 was a penalty. All 3 opposition teams have been very week and were nowhere near Chelsea’s class.

Its an encouraging and positive sign to see Torres on the score sheet but we all know the problems he has faced over the last season and a half. At times he just seems to be so out of the game; as if he has no passion for the team. He now has all the creativity in the world he needs behind him and has all the time he needs to integrate himself into the Chelsea line up with no big challenger like Drogba. He clearly need to show much more and prove that he can score against stronger oppositions like Manchester United, City, etc where Chelsea really need those goals and moments of brilliance from players like him that change the entire game. This is surely what we have been lacking this season.

With Torres, it always looks like he starts to score goals when the transfer market approaches. Last summer, Roman would surely have gone for another striker if Torres wouldn’t have started scoring. He bagged a hat trick against QPR and also won the Golden Boot of the Euros. Roman and all the fans including me started believing that Fernando was actually ready to lead Chelsea’s attack but he clearly failed to make a major impact this season despite scoring 12 goals. His form has been very patchy and inconsistent. Chelsea clearly need those big game goals from him; goals that make a difference. He need to show consistency in his play and prove week in and week out that he is the right man to spear head the Chelsea attack.

Now looking forward to the transfer market there are alot of interesting players that Chelsea could go for as always. Radamel Falcao, Schurrle, Edison Cavani, Loic Remy have all been linked with Chelsea in the recent weeks but one man’s links have been more special and interesting than all the others and that man is Falcao. He has already scored 16 goals in 14 games and recently scored 5 goals in a game. The striker surely is one of the best in the world at the moment but lets not forget that Torres and Shevchenko were also the best strikers when we bought them.

All I’m trying to say is that Chelsea should not forget that we need a new striker just because of the flashing form of Fernando Torres. We should look into the market and see what we have and evaluate our options matching them up with our other progresses like our next permanent manager. Remember, its very important that our next permanent boss gets to choose the kind of big name striker he wants upfront. It really won’t be sensible sticking a big name striker he is not comfortable with.

I’m really looking forward to know how you feel about this whole Falcao-Torres-Striker situation so do leave your thoughts and opinions below.


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