Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)
days
:
hours
:
minutes
:
seconds

Football | Premier League

Chelsea plan to rotate Torres more



Fernando Torres is Chelsea's most-used outfield player this season and interim manager Rafael Benitez said on Wednesday he wanted to start rotating the Spain striker more in the second half of the campaign.

Attacking options have been limited for the European champions following the exit of Didier Drogba and Salomon Kalou in the close season and the decision to allow Romelu Lukaku to join Premier League rivals West Bromwich Albion on loan.

England forward Daniel Sturridge, who seems poised to join Liverpool in a big-money move in the January transfer window, has also had an injury-interrupted season with the Stamford Bridge club.

"We are trying to manage the team so as soon as I can change Fernando I have to do it," Benitez told the club's website (www.chelseafc.com). "He is the centre forward but we will try to manage him and do things properly.

"He wants the team winning games so he will understand that is the way and he will accept this. All the players want to play every game but I think they understand now that if we want to achieve something important we have to use the squad."

Torres, who has scored 14 goals in all competitions this season, will look for a repeat of his hat-trick heroics at home to Queens Park Rangers last season when Chelsea meet their west London neighbours later on Wednesday (1945 GMT).

Chelsea had a congested fixture list in December and their schedule is just as busy this month, leaving Benitez with little choice but to continue his squad rotation policy.

Victory against bottom of the table Rangers would take the European champions back up to third in the Premier League.



Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Dr Errol Sweeney
Ref Clattenburg’s resignation a concern
The PGMOL are the body responsible for the recruitment, training, and appointments of match...

Segun Odegbami
Oh Barcelona, what have you done?
I am yet to wake up from the nightmare of last Tuesday night.

Sunday Oliseh
Is Messi-led Barca at a dead end?
If there ever was a game where a club side played at near perfection, it was on the night that...

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Pundits, Arsenal and PL title race
Last weekend following Arsenal's defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, the fans of the North London...