Chelsea's Fernando Torres and Liverpool's Andy Carroll will forever be linked as the two big-money signings of the January 2011 transfer window. Sadly for them, they also share the distinction of not living up to expectations.
Torres was one of the Premier League's top-rated strikers during his four seasons with Liverpool. Between 2007 and 2011, he scored 65 goals in 102 appearances. Since his transfer to Chelsea for a fee of £50 million, Torres has been a major disappointment. He has scored just four league goals and has spent more time on the bench than the pitch.
The 23-year-old Carroll moved from Newcastle to Liverpool in a huge £35 million transfer deal. Carroll was brought in to be Torres' replacement and was immediately under the microscope. Whether fair or not, Carroll has been having a hard time living up to the expectations.
With just four games remaining in the 2011-2012 campaign, Torres has scored three goals and contributed four assists. Carroll sits at four goals with one assist.
Meanwhile, there are a number of midfield players and one defender who have outscored both of these big-name strikers. Here's a look at who they are: