Torres hates putting on the blue of Chelsea and needs to leave, claims Collymore
15:44 GMT, 3 March 2013
16:07 GMT, 3 March 2013
Stan Collymore has urged Fernando Torres to leave Chelsea for his own good.
The former Liverpool and Aston Villa striker believes the Spaniard is finding his time at Stamford Bridge dark, desperate and lonely.
Torres, who cost 50million, failed to flourish under Carlo Ancelotti, Andre Villas-Boas and Roberto Di Matteo.
Now interim manager Rafa Benitez, who helped Torres find the best form of his career at Liverpool, cannot help his compatriot to get back among the goals.
Substitute: Fernando Torres came on to replace Chelsea's match-winner Demba Ba
'It’s all over for the striker now. His confidence is beyond shot,' wrote Collymore in his Sunday People column.
'He will put on the blue of Chelsea every day and he will hate it, as he will the daily drive to Cobham for training.'
Collymore continued: 'I have said this before and I have to say it again: It’s time to go, Fernando. For your sake, and yours alone.'
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Torres was dropped to the bench against West Brom on Saturday, coming on as a substitute for 10 minutes.
January signing Demba Ba played in his stead and scored the winning goal.
Torres is expected to start for Chelsea on Thursday night when they take on Steaua Bucharest in the Europa League because Ba is cup tied.