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Roster Update Review: Fernando Torres

by Craig ColeMarch 1, 2011

Carlo Ancelotti has tipped Fernando Torres to find his form and insists he is ‘the future of Chelsea.’

The Blues paid £50m for Liverpool’s No.1 striker on the dramatic last day of the transfer window but did Chelsea get value for money or were Liverpool laughing all the way to the bank?

Let’s see what EA’s stattos think!  (You can check out all of the English Premiership’s player ratings changes here).

Attribute Updates

The first thing we notice is that Torres isn’t as sharp as he was previously.  With Reactions down a huge 8 points the new Nando seems sluggish compared to previously.  He’s still a handful when the ball’s loose in the box but he just doesn’t feel like the whippet he did before.

Acceleration and Sprint Speed are both down a point so he’s not quite as quick out of the blocks but at 90 and 85 respectively the strikers still got enough under the bonnet to get away from all but the fastest defenders.

Stamina’s also down a point but I couldn’t tell any difference.

The only Physical Attribute stat that has improved is balance which means he’s harder to knock off the ball now and he’ll need to be.

Positioning’s down a point from before the update and rather unfairly in my opinion.  In real life he’s still been getting in some great goal scoring areas but he’s been unable to put the ball in the back of the net.  If any statistic should have been decreased it should have been his finishing…

Conclusion

In conclusion, Fernando Torres is still one of the best strikers on FIFA11 but he’s no longer a cut above the rest.  A mere one point reduction overall may not seem like a lot but instead of being one of the “top” few forwards in the game, he’s now back in the mix with a fair few others like the likes of Tevez,  Forlan and Fabianski.

Do you think that this is a fair reflection of Fernando Torres? Are there other players you’d like me to analyse?  Let me know in the comments!

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Craig Cole
Founder of UltimateFIFA.com, Evertonian *groan*, entrepreneur. I'm a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment which I put to good use in the Ultimate Team market. ;)
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  • Sando1980
    March 2, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    great review mate, would you be able to give us an update on Martin Kelly of Liverpool please?

  • Hiya97
    March 19, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Hey can you pleeease explain why on earth Gerrard has gone down by 4 overall?? Doesn’t make sense he hasn’t been playing that badly surely.

    • Gigi
      April 10, 2011 at 12:05 pm

      maybe it’s because Gerrard has been injured a lot this season , notice that Valencia has also fell due to this reason I suppose. Also Gerrard has been out of form and hasn’t been so involved in Liverpool’s campaign. Remember Liverpool is out of the top 5.

  • Gigi
    April 10, 2011 at 10:31 am

    Could you explain why Hernandez fell to 77?

  • shrikant
    April 22, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    hey…i am a big fan of fifa and almost have a collection of every single game on psp……i wanted u to post the picture ratings of arsenal players(main ones) like van persie,nasri,fabregas,wilshere with some pics like fernando torres…..!!

  • Jorge Ramos
    April 22, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Can you give me an update on andy carroll please! I want to see what stats changed.

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