Date: 19th September 2012 at 8:14pm
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Enough has been written about the failings of Fernando Torres, well now its time to give credit where credit is due and praise the resurgence of the Chelsea forward.

The Spaniard has been in terrific form for the past few months and has finally started to deliver the goals and performances the Chelsea fans have been willing him to.

With 2 goals in the FA Cup and a very tidy finish at Villa Park in the Premier League are we finally starting to see the old Fernando Torres? Couple these goals with his tremendous work rate and the amount of assists he has contributed during his drought Torres is finally becoming a crucial member of the Chelsea squad.

The return to the early question, are we seeing the old Torres?

I think no we are not, provided he can keep scoring the goals I think Chelsea fans could see a BETTER Fernando Torres. During his Liverpool days some people criticised the striker for his lack of work rate and his inability to bring others into the game and create goals.

Well now these criticisms have been replaced by finishing ability criticisms – a criticism no striker wants – but the strikers work rate is tremendous and the amount of assists he contributes has vastly improved.

For the first time since his arrival majority of Chelsea fans would agree Chelsea look a more potent attacking threat with Torres than with his strike rival Didier Drogba.

The media’s treatment of Torres has hardly helped the striker as constant criticism would affect any player. Also the opposite treatment of Andy Carroll shows how the media in this country victimise non-English players and whilst this is in some ways correct – although we wish they would support the national team that way – it is not right to victimise one striker who is on bad form and cost alot of money over another in exactly the same position.

Maybe now Torres is starting to deliver the newspapers will have Carroll Watch and the pundits/presenters/commentators will keep reminding us of how many games Carroll has played without a goal.

I don’t believe any player should have this kind of treatment from the media and I’m not asking for Andy Carroll to be victimised I’m merely pointing out the difference in treatment of one than the other.