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Fernando Torres has been the a major reason for the grumbles that have come from the stands at Stamford Bridge in recent weeks.
The Spaniard started to pick up his form at the beginning of Rafael Benitez' tenure, but has now gone six games without a goal.
Demba Ba has since joined the Blues and the Senegalese has already found the net three times in three appearances for Chelsea, forcing Benitez to bench Torres.
Chelsea still struggled on Wednesday though, even if Ba was a vast improvement on what Torres usually brings to the role of leading the line ahead of the magic trio of attacking midfielders.
It is this so-called magic trio that should take a look at themselves, though, as if they crave the freedom to attack without the responsibility to track their opponents, they need to deliver enough chances and goals to compensate for their lack of defending.
Oscar, Juan Mata and Eden Hazard have delivered in fits and starts this season, but rarely have they all been on the same hymn sheet. Chelsea need them all to work in harmony, not just one at a time, as that usually means that the Blues are getting little to no contribution from one or more of the trio.
Frank Lampard and Ramires were vulnerable when Saints countered and this was largely due to that trio of attacking midfielders being careless in possession.