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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Fernando Torres’ Goal Drought Continues

866 - Fernando Torres has failed to score in his last 866 minutes of football with club and country. OptaJoe

Fernando Torres failed for the umpteenth time to put the ball in the back of the net 'legally' as he made his 12th appearance in Chelsea-blue after a controversial £50m move from Liverpool in January. ‘Legally’ because the former Atletico Madrid captain found the back of the net in the Blues’ 3-1 victory over an error-prone West Brom side but his goal was rightfully adjudged offside.

Ivorian international Didier Drogba scored one and was involved in Salomon Kalou and Frank Lampard’s goals that won the game for Chelsea after Nigerian Peter Odemwingie had put Roy Hodgson’s side ahead in the 17th minute. Drogba was hauled off after putting a man-of-the-match performance and was replaced by ‘El Nino’ in the 82nd minute. A summary of Torres’ contribution read the way his season has been so far:

82nd minute – comes in to replace Didier Drogba
1st contribution into the match – offside
2nd contribution – shows close control, skill and composure to score a stunning goal – but he’s offside
3rd contribution – falls or was it ‘dives’ inside the penalty area after a slight challenge from West Brom defence
4th – miss-kicks the ball horribly inside the penalty area
5th – West Brom defender Youssouf Mulumba easily dispossesses him off the ball
6th – Caught offside again
7th – Loses a header challenge in the box
8th – pain goes on as he walks off the field. Twelve games and he hasn’t paid back a penny of the 50 million pounds Abramovich used to bring him to Stamford Bridge.

Everyone in the Chelsea dressing room is desperate to see the Spanish international score his maiden goal for the club. His goalless streak has already started educing reports that Chelsea owner Abramovich may sell him when the January transfer window opens. The sale will definitely be at a loss especially if Nando fails to revive himself in Chelsea’s remaining fixtures. His will be a one-game-at-a-time affair.

Chelsea’s next three fixtures will be played at Stamford Bridge. Birmingham will come visiting this Wednesday (April 10), West Ham on April 23 before Tottenham knock on the door on April 30. A clash with Manchester United on May 8 at Old Trafford, followed by another home game against Newcastle and a visit to Goodison Park to play Everton will climax their campaign this season.

Surely, can Torres fail to find the back of the net in these six games? No, not Nando. But he’s failed to score in 12. 

Check below some funny Photoshopped Torres pictures a certain KOP friend of mine recommended to me.

Captain 'Kick-tastic'
Scoring is the Liverpool way - just stand and watch
£50million still in the bag


 




































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