Fernando Torres Chelsea goal scoring Betting

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Fernando Torres Chelsea goal scoring Betting is making interesting reading at the moment. There are six games left in Fernando Torres’ season, just six games left for him to find the back of the net for his new club Chelsea. Since coming down from Liverpool during the January transfer window for a whopping £50 million, Torres has yet to score for Chelsea. This is a man, who at 27 should be in his prime, a man who has scored over 20 goals per season since arriving from Atletico Madrid. The question now, is whether Fernando Torres will end his goal scoring drought before the end of the season. Is Torres past his best, because it hasn’t looked so. He has looked off pace, lacking any confidence and a bit disinterested, it has to be said. He was dumped to the bench in favour of Didier Drogba on the weekend, who showed Torres how it should be done. Does he simply need to dye his hair back blonde again to regain his goal scoring powers (did we detect hints of hair colour change on the weekend, Fernando?). But perhaps Torres just needs to get to the end of the season and work on his fitness and sharpness again, and hopefully Chelsea fans will get to see the best of him next season. But Fernando Torres goal scoring betting is focusing on the remainder of this year’s Premier League. Paddy Power have posted a price of 6/4 on Torres not scoring for Chelsea before the end of the season. How many more starts he will get is really up for question now, as Chelsea do have an outside chance at the title still. He showed in the Champions League at Old Trafford that he can’t be relied upon at the moment.

The problem: Is it tactics? Is it the man? The answer is both really, which should be weighed up ahead of any Fernando Torres Chelsea goal scoring betting. Ancelotti is trying to fit his players into a system, which isn’t naturally suiting Torres. Torres likes to be up front alone, sitting on the shoulder of the last defender. For Chelsea though, he has had to drop deep to collect the ball, and looks a bit lost as to what to do with it. At £50 million though, one may argue that he should be able to adapt to playing alongside others. It is partly the man too, because he doesn’t look fit, and one wonders if he really recovered before rushed into Spain’s 2010 World Cup squad? Are their underlying problems? Does he just need rest?

Chelsea’s remaining fixtures see them play, Everton, Newcastle, West Ham, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Birmingham (on Wednesday night). There is not an easy run in for Chelsea, so how many more opportunities will Torres get? Your best Fernando Torres betting will be done at betting exchange BetFair at the moment, where you can dig for value. For him to score his first Chelsea goal against Everton or Newcastle should fetch around 6/5 in the markets for Fernando Torres Chelsea goal scoring betting. The thing you need to look at though, is the order of Chelsea’s opposition. After Birmingham comes West Ham at Stamford Bridge, then at home to Spurs, followed by a trip to Old Trafford. Chelsea’s last home game is against Newcastle, before heading to Everton for their final league game of the season. Realistically, West Ham looks the most viable opportunity (for around 5/4 at BetFair) for Torres to open his Chelsea account. He may not be used too much against Spurs and United, so maybe his flourish will come against Newcastle at Stamford Bridge in their penultimate game? It’s something that would ease the minds of Chelsea fans a bit, no doubt. You’ll be looking at around Evens probably for him to score his first goal for Chelsea against Spurs or Manchester United.

Fernando Torres 2010/11 Liverpool Stats
Premier League: 23 Matches, 9 goals, 31 shots on goals (from 89 shots)
FA Cup: 1 Match, 1 shot on goal (from 3 shots)

Fernando Torres 2010/11 Chelsea Stats

Premier League: 8 Matches, 4 shots on goal (from 16 shots)
Champions League: 4 Matches, 8 shots on goal (from 15 shots)