Chelsea destroyed the British transfer record and set a new one by buying Fernando Torres from Liverpool on the last day of January Transfer Window, at least, to show the other 19 teams in the English Premier League that they are in for a serious business as far as winning the league is concerned.
Torres made a disappointing debut against his former club at the weekend as Chelsea went down 1-0 at home to Kenny Dalglish’s Reds.
Torres’ partnership with Drogba failed to provide many problems for Liverpool and Carlo Ancelotti has admitted he will have to experiment to find the best attacking line-up.
Nicolas Anelka occupied a deeper role in support of the front two against Liverpool and it is unlikely that the trio will play together in every match.
However, Drogba feels it can only benefit Chelsea to have so many good players and he expects Torres to go from strength to strength after a difficult debut.
“Torres? He is a talented player, important for the team,” the Ivory Coast international said.
“Against his former team-mates it was difficult on a psychological level for him.
“Competition? It has always been like this and that is why we have won trophies.”
Liverpool’s victory over the weekend left Chelsea ten points adrift of Barclays Premier League leaders Manchester United and Drogba admits their title hopes are now hanging by a thread.
“We had just started to hold our heads above the water, but that defeat against Liverpool has stunted us and put in jeopardy for the rest of our Premier League season,” he admitted.
“It will be difficult to catch Manchester United again.”
Yes, it is difficult but it’s not impossible. It’s not over till it’s over.
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