Former Chelsea striker Andrei Shevchenko has said that he believes £ 50 million striker Fernando Torres can be a success at Chelsea. After many seasons without a marquee signing, Chelsea finally got Fernando Torres from Liverpool for a British transfer record fee of £ 50 million.
However, he has struggled for goals and form at the London club. It has already led to speculation that the Spaniard will be looking to request a move away from England in the summer. Roma is being mooted as a potential destination for the Spaniard. Shevchenko was one of the last marquee signings for Chelsea, as the Ukrainian arrived at Chelsea from AC Milan for £ 30 million back in 2006.
However, Shevchenko never really felt at home at Stamford Bridge. He struggled for both goals and fitness during his time at Chelsea, which ultimately led to his departure a few seasons ago. Now, the striker is coming to the end of his career. He has said that he expects Torres to come good eventually.
Shevchenko was part of the Chelsea squad that went to the 2008 Champions League final in Moscow, but ultimately lost. He also believes that Chelsea will one day lift the trophy so craved by their owner Roman Abramovich, though this year it looks more likely that fa cup betting will be more rewarding than backing them in the Champions League.
“I think Torres has played well and is trying hard. He is unlucky not to be scoring goals and I watch him many, many games. He is moving a lot, doing a lot of work for the team and I think Torres needs time. His physical performance is good, he is just unlucky not to be scoring. They have changed the manager and everything, which is not helping. I really enjoyed the fans. I tell you the Chelsea fans are fantastic,” Shevchenko said when asked about the possibility of Torres becoming a success at Stamford bridge.