Saturday was a frustrating day all around for Chelsea, after storming to three straight wins, the attack looked devoid of ideas, against a resilient QPR defence.
This was highlighted no more than by Mr.Torres, who after scoring in two games in a row, drew a blank, and was dominated all game by the impressive Ryan Nelson. Everyone had been irritated by the proceedings, but when Fernando Torres’ was substituted, his decision to storm off down the tunnel after 81 minutes was a poor spur of the moment decision, and one that he should regret and apologise for, quickly.
These Chelsea fans have stuck through Torres, after his high-profile £50m move from Liverpool, they cheered his name, despite his dreadful opening season, and seem to have rejuvenated the Spanish striker, after some great performances to start the season.
Although it was an understandable reaction, in the heat of battle, he has a special relationship with the Blues fans, and one that could easily drive him towards a Golden Boot this season, if he keeps up his performances of late.
El Nino certainly won’t want to mess the Stamford Bridge faithful around, all forking out £40 a ticket, will not want to see their star striker refuse to acknowledge them, and storm off straight down the tunnel in a huff.
He will no doubt take centre-stage against Juventus on Wednesday, it what should prove to be an enthralling encounter. He will want a goal to get the fans back on side, as if they are, they can push you that extra 10% that is needed. But, have them on your back at your peril, no striker wants to owe a debt to the supporters, especially a £50 million one.
By Brad Smith