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Torres snubbed by Mourinho, “probably the end at Chelsea” for the Spaniard
Jose Mourinho left Fernando Torres out of his starting XI for the second match-running as he preferred a striker-less formation.
Many Chelsea fans had tipped Torres to make way for the ‘new Drogba’, Romelu Lukaku, but even the Belgian powerhouse hasn’t been given a look-in. Jamie Carragher suggested post-match:
“I’m wondering if Mourinho was sending a message to the owner in the stands. We all know he wants Rooney, that’s obvious. He’s basically saying that his strikers aren’t good enough; that’s what he’s telling the world out there.
“You could say it’s probably the end at Chelsea [for Torres]. I didn’t think he was going to have too great a time under Mourinho.”
Carragher continued: “But now he can’t even get on the pitch ahead of André Schürrle, who is only a winger. For me, in terms of an individual player, I don’t think we’ll ever see Torres come back to being the player we saw a few years ago against Vidic at Old Trafford.”