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Torres proving critics wrong (video)

Fernando Torres has been belittled by many as losing his goal scoring flair, but four goals in two games shows that the instincts are still there.

In the wake of Rafa Benitez’s appointment at Chelsea, many a fan and pundit were quick to suggest the choice was based on the hope Benitez could reignite Torres’s goal scoring habits for which he demonstrated at Liverpool. Di Matteo failed to find an adequate replacement for Didier Drogba meaning the form of Torres plays a big part in Chelsea’s success.

Most critics suggest Torres’s prolific ability in front of goal has since diminished and the Spaniard must now adapt his game to contribute to assisting as many goals as he can. What a load of rubbish! When has a natural born finisher ever lost his knack for scoring goals? Never. But is a professional footballer prone to the human possibility of losing confidence? Of course.

More relevantly, it’s no secret that some players perform better under the leadership of particular managers and when placed in a particular system. It’s difficult to pin point which factor led to Torres’s demise at Chelsea, but anything of inexperienced managers, overbearing competition for a place in the team or a tight knit of big personalities could be considered.

Irrespective of Torres’s failures at Chelsea thus far, a significant improvement has already been had since the arrival of Benitez during a very short period of time. If continued, a firing Torres aligned with the return of John Terry and Frank Lampard could prove to be a defining moment in Chelsea’s Premier League bid.

For all those who have forgotten, see the compilation video of Fernando Torres at Liverpool below to be reminded of what the Spaniard is capable of.