Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino believes Chelsea might be responsible for the decline of striker Fernando Torres, as he has gone from one of the world’s very best into one of the worst signings the in the blues history.

‘I have played against Torres many times and he scored some goals against me,’ Pochettino told The Daily Star.

‘I remember him being a quality player, full of strength and a player who knew which spaces to run into to create chances.

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‘Sometimes it happens where a player is comfortable and feels happy at a certain club as he was at Atletico and at Liverpool.

‘But when you leave that club and join a new team maybe you do not feel as comfortable and as happy and that can affect your performances.’ (Daily Mail)

Torres managed to find the back of the net today, but it was his first goal in the Premier League for three months and that is simply not good enough. And although he has failed to make any sort of impact at Chelsea, they cannot be blamed for what he has failed to do as they have given him the help and support he has needed. But he has continually let them down.