Chelsea have always been at their formidable best with Didier Drogba leading the attack in the last eight seasons. However, the big Ivorian international is not at the club after having not decided to renew his contract last season. This along with the lack of a new arrival in the striking position means that Fernando Torres and Daniel Sturridge will be the two recognised strikers at the club at least till January. This has put a lot of pressure on Fernando Torres to deliver the goods for Chelsea in this season. The striker has been disappointing since his move from Liverpool up until now, but he hopes that the more responsibility within the team can help him score goals.
The 28-year-old striker has said that he is also confident of replacing Drogba in the history books of Chelsea. The 34-year-old striker has scored more than 150 goals for Chelsea in his last eight seasons. Didier Drogba was also one of the main reasons for helping the club lift the Champions League title last season. He scored the equalising goal in the normal time, while also converting the winning penalty in the shootout. Now, without his presence, Torres has more responsibilities.
“Didier is not here anymore, so there is more responsibility for me and I’m ready for the challenge. Now, I am looking for new personal targets, like getting as many goals as possible – hopefully more than in my best season at Liverpool. I think all the fans are excited about the Premier League again, after a couple of years of not winning the trophy. So the Premier League is a big target and maybe we can become the first team to win two Champions Leagues in a row,” said Fernando Torres. The Spaniard has already scored three goals in the opening four matches of the season.