Chelsea fans react on Twitter to Fernando Torres performance v QPR

Fernando Torres May 2012

Fernando Torres is a man under pressure at Chelsea. So how did he get on last night?

Falcao, Demba Ba, Alvaro Negredo - All players that have been strongly linked with Chelsea to improve their strikeforce with Fernando Torres struggling for consistency.

To be fair from where we were looking even Carlton Cole would have been an improvement last night. At home to QPR last season the Spaniard hit a hat-trick, but there was to be no repeat this time around.

Rafa Benitez's side lost 1-0 to strugglers and bitter rivals QPR, surely their lowest ebb of the season so far.

Torres had three shots on goal, one of which was on target, and his lack of threat was worrying for Chelsea, whose attempts to sign a striker will now no doubt intensify.

He wasn't the only player to put in a poor showing, the entire Chelsea side were wanting, but with his position potentially under threat from new signings, we wanted to shine a spotlight on his efforts.

So what better way than to take a look at what his own supporters have been saying about him? We took to Twitter to take a look and here are the results:

@madmontana: I don't care if Demba Ba has no knees, he would have more movement if he was crawling than Torres has shown tonight! #cfc

@monsur60: Im ashamed of being a #cfc fan, first time I've said this and I blame Fernando ****ing Torres - all we need is to release him immediately.

@ollie_glanvil: What does Torres actually do? No run no heart, nothing whatsoever #cfc

@bigrobdd: Remember that time when we could trust Torres to score and play in position? Yeah, me neither. #CFC

@nickcalafato: Laughably tragic result aside, it's gotta be pointed out that Torres was nothing short of embarrassing tonight #cfc

@carefreeblue3: Let Lampard, Drogba, Cole, Ancelloti,AVB,RDM go. But still believe in Torres. No i won't!! #CFC 

@mattcapito: Hopefully Demba Ba can sign with #chelsea sooner or later...Torres just needs a change of scenery, his confidence is pretty much shot IMO

@jackpearson_: Ridiculous result, Torres? Might as well play with 10 men #joke #CFC

@sekar_blueforever: Pains to see #Torres starting week in week out and ruining #Chelsea#cfc

@baffabayi: Torres is the worst transfer in history and #chelsea players lack passion

Is Torres that bad? Is he 'ruining' Chelsea?

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