The Sky Sports pundit doesn’t think Torres will ever get back to his very best form and thinks the striker will struggle to play regularly at Chelsea under Jose Mourinho.
Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher thinks Fernando Torres Chelsea career is coming to an end after the striker failed to start the Blues Premier League game against Manchester United, Sky Sports reports.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho decided not to pick any of his three recognised strikers in the 0-0 draw with United, preferring to use Andre Schurrle as his team’s lone striker despite the fact that the German’s favoured position is on the wing.
Carragher thinks that Torres will struggle to get into Chelsea’s team this season because the striker has lost the form that originally persuaded Chelsea to pay Liverpool £50 million for him in 2011.
“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,” said the former defender turned football pundit.
“I’ve played with Torres at Old Trafford and he tortured Nemanja Vidic, he totally took him to the cleaners on this pitch in 2009. You wouldn’t have swapped him for anyone.
“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.”
Chelsea looked liked they lacked a quality striker for most of the game at Old Trafford and Mourinho will try to address that problem before the transfer window closes.