Few people could argue that Fernando Torres is in the form of his Stamford Bridge life, with the 28-year-old finally starting to perform following his transfer to the club in January 2011. Many people have claimed that the summer acquisition of Eden Hazard has made a huge difference to the Spaniard and the player seems to agree, claiming that it is a “privilege” to play with a forward of such quality.
Torres has been instrumental in the Blues’ opening three games of the campaign, scoring in the last two as the club have gone straight to the top of the Premier League following a return of nine points. It would be fair to say that the player is returning to the form that saw him become such a hit at Liverpool, and also saw the Blues shell out £50m last year. Many people have stated that the influence of new-signing Eden Hazard has been hugely significant on Torres’ new-found form and the 28-year-old has been quick to praise his Belgium international teammate.
Speaking to Chelsea’s official website following the recent 2-0 win over Newcastle, Torres said, “A player like him can make a difference. It is a privilege for a striker to have a player like him or Juan (Mata), Oscar or Lamps (Frank Lampard) behind you.”
Torres’ form has certainly pleased many Blues fans and many are hopeful that he might actually be able to live up to that huge price tag. Of course, another reason for success could be the fact that he is now the main striker at Stamford Bridge, following the departure of Didier Drogba during the summer. Moreover, with the Spaniard still having years of top flight football left in him, hopes are high that he can continue such form and fire the Blues towards the top positions.