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Fernando Torres is enjoying a great run of form right now, as Chelsea sit nicely atop the EPL standings.
Cue the hate mail.
It may seem like blasphemy presently, but it was less than a year ago that the same fans thinking of catchy tunes for Fernando Torres today were calling him a £50 million bust.
Yes, Torres is enjoying a brilliant run of form presently, and he's seemingly scoring at will, by EPL standards. It's a long season, and we'll see how Torres' form continues.
Let's at least explore the possibility before writing it off altogether. There are a couple of scenarios that are possible for this to play out in the next 12 months.
First, Torres loses his form or worse, gets injured, and Chelsea bring in the big guns they've been eyeing for months such as Falcao, Cavani or a host of others that have and will be linked in the weeks and months to come.
That leaves Torres the odd man out of form, out of the lineup and unfortunately out of Chelsea's future plans. Torres is world-class, at least in his mind, and will not likely want to warm the bench so Abramovich can play with his new toys.
Second, Torres plays exceptional, netting 20-plus goals and looks like the Spanish charmer we all fell in love with all those years ago. The time to sell high would be then.
It wouldn't be out of the realm of possibility to fathom that a club like Barcelona or Real Madrid could be interested in the services of a striker like Torres.
Barcelona could be especially keen on bringing in a front man to play with Messi, who is familiar with their Catalan style of play from excelling on the national squad.
It might be a long shot, and perhaps a bit out of left field, but consider the possibility before shooting it down. If you would have said a few years ago that Torres would leave Liverpool for Chelsea, you would have been laughed out of existence, and yet here we are.