Fernando Torres is widely regarded as one of the worst signings during the Roman Abramovich era at Chelsea. The Roman Abramovich era at Chelsea is on the verge of reaching its conclusion with a takeover expected in the coming weeks after the Russian invasion of Ukraine led to the abrupt exit of the Russian billionaire.

Abramovich was the mastermind as Chelsea spent £50m to sign Fernando Torres from Premier League rivals Liverpool. The Spaniard was one of the best players in the world when Chelsea signed him in January 2011, but he failed to reprise his Liverpool form at Stamford Bridge. Big things were expected from Fernando Torres at Chelsea in terms of goals and impressive performances, but the striker failed to deliver the good performances and goals on a consistent basis. In hindsight, Fernando Torres has a better  goals-per-minute ratio than club legends Eden Hazard and Gianfranco Zola though it must be said that Hazard and Zola were more of supporting attackers than Torres who was the focal point of the attack when he played for Chelsea.

Fernando Torres went on a scoreless run for months after histransfer from Liverpool. His goal drought ended during the London Derby clash with West Ham United at Stamford Bridge in April 2011.

The most popular goal scored by Torres at Chelsea was the breakaway goal during the 2-2 draw with hosts Barcelona to ensure a 3-2 aggregate win for the Blues. His goal clinched a 2012 Champions League final place having come on as a substitute in the second half of the semifinal tie second leg clash at the Nou Camp in April 2012.

His best Chelsea game came days later from the Barcelona clash when he scored a hat-trick during the 6-0 home win over Queens Park Rangers (QPR) in the West London Derby in April 2012 thus making it four goals in two games. In total, Fernando Torres scored 45 goals in 172 Chelsea games.

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