Chelsea FC and Fernando Torres: On borrowed time - originally posted on Soccerlens.comJust a couple of years ago the player nicknamed El Niño was arguably the best striker in the EPL. These days he’s more known for his exorbitant transfer fee (£50,000,000) than his scoring prowess.
At 28 years of age, he should be at the peak of his powers. Unfortunately he is not.
It appears as if he has already passed the prime of his career. Still, most players would probably trade their career years for Fernando Torres’ accomplishments in 2012 alone.
As a player for both, Chelsea and the national team of Spain, he won the FA Cup, the Champions League, the Euro 2012 and the Golden Boot of that tournament. By anyone’s standard he had a spectacular year, at least on a collective level.
Individually he continued where he left off last year – he flattered to deceive. Torres didn’t make any significant contribution to any of the recent additions to the titles he can display in his trophy cabinet....