Chelsea’s record signing says competition for places essential for Stamford Bridge side.
Chelsea’s 30-year old flop striker Fernando Torres believes that his club’s new signings Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa are excellent additions to their squad before next season.
The Spanish international particularly emphasized the importance of having a playmaker like Fabregas at Stamford Bridge by telling Goal.com,”I wish [Fabregas] could have joined us a couple of years earlier. He is a blessing for strikers, he always looks to find that final key pass; he’s the type of player Chelsea don’t have.”
Torres thrived on defence splitting passes from the likes of Steven Gerrard in his heyday, and probably feels that Fabregas could provide him and the other strikers with the quality of the final ball they need in order to score more goals next season.
On the topic of goals, Torres feels that Chelsea’s imminent signing of Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa is also vital for the team’s cause going into next season, and suggested that he would not be affected by more competition from the prolific 25-year old.
“People have been saying for some time that Chelsea have signed a striker and, if it’s Diego, then it’s very welcome,” said Torres.
“The level of competition at big clubs should always be very high.”
Blues boss Jose Mourinho has added the necessary new players to his squad for next season, but it will be interesting to see exactly how the likes of Fabregas and Costa manage to integrate into the Blues’ defensive style of play.