January Transfer Window: 5 Possible Answers to Chelsea's Striker Problems

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January Transfer Window: 5 Possible Answers to Chelsea's Striker Problems
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Despite being handed another lifeline by Andre Villas-Boas to prove his worth, Fernando Torres once again failed to score against Fulham on Monday, as Chelsea slumped to its third consecutive draw.

What was interesting about this match, however, was that it seemed that Chelsea's fans had finally given up on Torres.

As the game dragged on, the fans—who had sung Torres' name all season long despite his struggles—stopped singing in support of Torres, signaling that Torres has worn his welcome with even his most loyal of supporters.

Torres will likely still be given a healthy amount of playing time in January while Didier Drogba and Salomon Kalou are at the African Cup of Nations, but Andre Villas-Boas needs to stop putting all his eggs in Torres' basket and have a Plan B ready in the event that Torres (likely) continues to fail to live up to expectations.

Here are the five players he should attempt to bring into Chelsea's starting lineup in place of Fernando Torres.

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