Rafa Benitez is appointed interim manager at Chelsea FC before Pep Guardiola possibly goes to Stamford Bridge.  Can Rafa Benitez get more from Fernando Torres?  The transfer fee for Torres was touted to be in the region of fifty million pounds.  WOW.  That’s a lot of money for some who has scored less than 3 goals per Chelsea manager.

Rafa Benitez transfer policy was controversial when he was at Liverpool… one of which was the signing of Fernando Torres.  It will be interesting if Benitez can motivate his fellow countryman to improve Chelsea’s poor performance in the Premiership title race.  Roberto Di Matteo, the out going manager, who has left the club has been criticized for a lack of strikers and a team which seems to have only 10 men at time.  An early exit from the Champions League sealed Di Matteo’s fate.

In fourth place in the Premiership race Chelsea need urgent changes.  According to Di Matteo Torres is a not a bad player even though he doesn’t score many goals.  A slight shift in Torres’ performance is possibly what Chelsea need to move them from fourth place back to second where they can challenge Man United or Man City.  With recent good form and success in the Champions league, coupled with players coming out of injury Man United will probably be the top dogs at the end of the year.

Eden Hazard and Torres have a good partnership and it should not take much to get them fired up again.  Fernando makes a good candidate for first goals scorer as Benitez joins the club.  Due to Chelsea’s problems and the fact the Rafa Benitez is new to the club, Chelsea look like a good lay for not winning this season’s premiership title (get a bonus from Betfair to bet that Chelsea aren’t going to win the Premiership).  Rafa was booed by the fans during a first pitch side appearance, a sign of things to come possibly.





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