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Fernando Torres has come under fire for his dismal performances for Chelsea in recent weeks and the Spaniard could be dropped to the bench for Tuesdayâ€™s crucial Champions League game against Juventus. Should Torres lose his starting berth at Chelsea, either in the coming weeks to Daniel Sturridge or to possible January signing Radamel Falcao, the striker may well consider a move back to Spain according to reports in the Daily Mail.
The 28 year-old endured a terrible evening at the Hawthorns on Saturday when he missed a number of chances as Chelsea lost 2-1 to drop to third place in the Premier League standings. Di Matteo pulled the Spaniard off the field after 63 minutes, moving Daniel Sturridge to a central striking role, a position in which the Englishman impressed, but failed to find the back of the net either. Sturridge though could well be handed a starting spot over Torres on Tuesday night.
Torres is a youth product of Spanish club Atletico Madrid and after a successful six year-spell with their first team, he moved to England to join Liverpool. The striker met with great success at Anfield too but after making the switch to Stamford Bridge, he has failed to reproduce his best form for the Blues, constantly drawing flak for his sub-par performances.
Abramovich has already admitted that his Â£50 million investment in the Spaniard was a failed gamble and since Chelsea are looking to bring in Radamel Falcao during the winter, Torres could well find himself back at Atletico as part of the deal. After failing to perform consistently for Chelsea, a return to his boyhood club seems like the most viable option for the striker as he aims to revive his stuttering career both on the domestic and international scene.
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