Fernando Torres - what more is there to say?
Well, Chelsea fans have found more, after the Spanish striker failed to fire the Blues to a much-needed victory over Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Jose Mourinho has spent weeks telling anyone who would listen that his side is not ready to win the Premier League, and what everyone chalked down as mind-games may in fact have been an assertion of the truth. It certainly seems that way after Chelsea fell to a potentially title-defining loss away to relegation-threatened Palace.
Take nothing at all away from the Eagles. They fully deserved their win. But what now for the Blues?
Torres could easily have saved a point for his side, but he missed that opportunity, and while he had six scoring attempts during the game he failed to find the target with any of them. He also failed to play a single key pass during the entire match.
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So what did the fans make of his performance?
We took to Twitter after the game to gauge the reaction, and as you would expect it was not particularly positive. But we have selected a few tweets and posted them below.
I don't care anymore, I'm done supporting and defending Fernando Torres. Mourinho has been right all season, he knew we couldn't win it.— Donnie Darko (@AmirAourarh) March 29, 2014
chelsea showed yet again that they missed eto, without him there was no penetration, I mean fernando torres? Really?— Cian Brett (@IFakinfenwa) March 29, 2014
Worst performance of the season from Chelsea. We just have absolutely no cutting edge at all when Fernando Torres is up front.— Robert Demont (@RobertDemont) March 29, 2014
And that last miss from Fernando Torres with the awful chip tells you everything from his time In Chelsea.— Pouria Taheri (@Pouria_T) March 29, 2014
Cannot wait to see Fernando Torres wearing another shirt next season. Can we please get an actual striker?! #cfc— Chris Gebhard (@chrisgebhard) March 29, 2014