Coach and player receive criticism and praise in equal measure at Chelsea. After the defeat ‘blue’ in the Club World Cup, both are back in the spotlight of fans and media. Arguably Rafa Benitez and Fernando Torres have, to some extent, parallel lives. Both tasted together the best years of Spanish Liverpool and the two plunged into a dark road when they left Anfield Road.
While crashing Benitez at Inter Milan, Torres was entering Stamford Bridge, where the troubles have been higher than satisfaction. Neither Andre Villas-Boas, Roberto de Matteo knew or squeeze the best qualities of Torres and seemed on the horizon was only one person who could lead the resurgence of the Child: Rafa Benitez. Read more »