Like Andriy Shevchenko, I've softened my stance on Fernando Torres, and I've become more optimistic about his chances to succeed.
Though, only if André Villas-Boas builds the team around him.
My biggest issue with Torres was the transfer fee of £50 million.
He had a Stephane Guivarc’h-esq FIFA World Cup, was having his worse season at Liverpool, and was bought during the January transfer window.
No pre-season with Chelsea, weighed down by the transfer fee, lacking confidence, looking sluggish and frozen out by Carlo Ancelotti.
No wonder Torres struggled so much.
He will start scoring goals like a £50 million valued forward if Juan Mata is played centrally.
However, Villas-Boas, who is doing his best to claim Chelsea's worst manager in recent memory, can't see what seems so blatantly obvious.