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2 great strikers that flopped after joining Chelsea

At the Stamford Bridge, some players have came, saw and conquered, while many others have come to see their careers fade and die. It's a part of football, but the latter seems to happen far too often at Chelsea for it to be considered a mere coincidence.

In this article are the two great players that became flop after joining the Premier League giants:

2. Fernando Torres

For four years, Fernando Torres was at the top of his game for the Reds. He was scoring goals for fun as well as setting and breaking records at the Anfield Stadium. 

One of the records was being Liverpool's first player since Robbie Fowler in the 1995/96 Campaign to score more than 20 league goals in a season. 

Torres then left Liverpool in January 2011 to join Chelsea for a British record transfer fee of £50 million.

In his five years stay at the club between 2010 and 2015, the Spanish forward scored 45 goals in 172 games. 

But it's the Spaniard's fee that makes him a bit of a flop at the club. 

In the eyes of almost all supporters, Torres never lived up to that price tag before being sold back to boyhood club Atletico Madrid in 2016.

1. Andriy Shevchenko

After an impressive seven years with Italian giants, AC Milan between 1999 and 2006, Shevchenko moved to Chelsea in a £30.8m deal, breaking the record for a player signed by an English club then.

His arrival was met with excitement and expectations from fans. Supporters of the club were very happy that the best striker in the world then has joined.

However, he failed to live up to the reputation that made him one of the best strikers in the world. His time with the Blues was a disappointment. He struggled for form throughout his stay at the club.

He managed to score just 22 goals in 77 appearances in his three year stint at the club. 

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