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Fernando Torres arrived at Chelsea amid much controversy and hatred from his old club Liverpool. He cost Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich a head-spinning 50 million pounds and was seen as Chelsea's season saviour.
But Liverpool's once-blue-eyed-boy-now-loathed striker Torres has failed to make a mark since his arrival. He has been mediocre at best. Be it his debut in the Blues jersey against his former club or against Fulham, El Nino has failed to show much promise. Moreover, on his arrival at West London, the World Cup winner stated his desire to repay Chelsea's faith in him by scoring goals galore but so far it has been one lackluster performance after another. His unconvincing efforts have already started comparisons with another failed star, Andriy Shevchenko, who arrived amidst much shouts, joys and promises but left in a whimper.
Torres had explained the chance to play Champions' League football was the reason behind his move to Liverpool's rival club which turned him into a traitor for the Anfield crowd. With Chelsea only having Champions' League glory left to fight for, it is time for Torres to pay back his promises and score Chelsea to their much coveted and never won trophy.
All eyes will be on Torres as he ventures to keep the faith bestowed on him by Chelsea's owner, manager and fans alike and help Chelsea to European glory as well as have his name etched as a Chelsea legend.