Torres wants to prove he's worth the money at Chelsea

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres hopes he can justify his price tag for the Blues almost three years after his £50 million move from Liverpool.

The Spaniard is currently away on international duty but took time out to discuss his lack of form at club level with reporters.

"The people are looking at me thinking I should do much better and it's true. The reason you pay that money for someone is that he has shown in the past he is worth that,” he explained.

"Now what you have to show is you can have the same value or even more value for things you have done at Chelsea.”

Torres used to be one of the feared frontmen in the Premier League but in the last two years he has failed to really live up to the high standards he set for himself at Anfield.

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He has scored just 36 goals for Chelsea over 139 appearances and almost four seasons and the dip in form of Blues teammates Demba Ba and new signing Samuel Eto’o leaves manager Jose Mourinho short on striker options to take the goal burden off his midfield and defence and likely running out of patience.

Can Fernando Torres re-assert himself over the Premier League as one of the best strikers – if there was ever a time for him to do it, it would be now?

£50 million is a lot of money and I suspect, as many do, that it was the huge fee that led to the huge expectations that led to the huge pressure that led to the huge disappointment and subsequently huge loss of form but it’s never too late to get it back.

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