One of the most memorable moments from last Sunday’s clash between Manchester United and Chelsea was Fernando Torres inexplicably missing the broadside of a barn, which would have given Chelsea a lifeline in the final ten minutes of the match. Despite a well-taken goal in the opening seconds of the second half, the headlines were once again about what Torres did not do in front of goal.
However, Chelsea supporters should not be concerned and should instead be encouraged by Torres’ and the rest of their side’s performance at Old Trafford. Torres displayed the first touch and intelligent running off the ball, which, up until a year ago, helped make him one of the most deadly strikers in the world.
In the first half, he was able to loosen the shackles of the United defense to create several scoring opportunities for himself and teammates and it was much more of the same in the second half. It seems he is starting to develop chemistry with his teammates and his goal scoring touch will surely be the final piece of the puzzle and will be scoring goals for fun once again here in the coming weeks.
Mike Hothem writes about European football for WeFollowFutbol. Find him on Twitter here.