Torres could be on way out, says former Chelsea striker
LONDON (REUTERS) - Chelsea fans turned on Fernando Torres for the first time during the Capital One (League) Cup semi-final first leg defeat by Swansea City and the vultures are starting to circle above the misfiring Spain striker's head.
Torres has had his share of trials and tribulations since joining the Londoners from Liverpool for a British record fee of 50 million pounds (S$98.5 million) in January 2011.
He has failed to reproduce the form that netted him 81 goals in 142 games for Liverpool, including 33 in his first season, but the Stamford Bridge faithful never wavered in their support until now.
Chelsea's new striker Demba Ba, signed from Newcastle United last week, hit two goals on his debut in a 5-1 FA Cup third-round win over Southampton on Saturday and the crowd repeatedly sang his name during Wednesday's 2-0 defeat by Swansea.