Jamie Carragher believes that Fernando Torres’ days at Stamford Bridge are numbered.
Carragher was speaking ahead of the Blues' Champions League semi-final second-leg clash against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, and claimed that he doesn’t think the Spaniard has a future at Stamford Bridge.
Torres scored the opening goal of the game against his former side, but it was not enough to see them through to the final as they fell to a 3-1 defeat.
Carragher, working as a pundit for Sky Sports, is not confident about Torres’ future with Chelsea despite the Spain international striker getting the nod for the blockbuster fixture with Atletico.
'There have been rumours he may go back to Atletico and it’s a club I’m sure he’d love to go back to', he told Sky Sports moments before kick-off. 'For me it doesn’t look like he’s got much of a career left at Chelsea'.
Torres scored 81 goals in 142 appearances during his Liverpool career, where he played alongside Carragher. But the Spaniard has struggled to match those heights since his £50m move to Chelsea and has scored only 44 times in 170 appearances at the Bridge.
Torres has been one of three strikers at the club this season along with Demba Ba and Samuel Eto’o who have often been publicly challenged by manager Jose Mourinho about their goal-scoring duties.
The trio have scored fewer goals between themselves than Premier League topscorer Luis Suarez, who replaced Torres at Liverpool when he left in 2011.
The lack of goals from Chelsea’s strikeforce has seen the club linked with some of Europe’s best forwards, including Atletico’s Diego Costa, who scored a penalty during Wednesday’s semi-final defeat.