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Ancelotti thinks Torres will come good

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10:17 AM ET 03.08 | Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti is confident striker Fernando Torres will end his goal drought soon enough despite the $80-million striker drawing another blank at Blackpool. He has now gone five matches, a total of 406 minutes, without scoring since his deadline day move from Liverpool, but Ancelotti insists he is not concerned. "We are happy about his performance. He is a top scorer and he will score, this is not a problem," said Ancelotti.

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March 8, 2011  10:27 AM ET

Mardi Gras! Torres was a waste of money at that price. Total waste of money. Chelsea could have gone to any Eastern European club a found a 1 million euro striker who'd score as much as Torres has in the last year.

March 8, 2011  10:30 AM ET
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Mardi Gras! Torres was a waste of money at that price. Total waste of money. Chelsea could have gone to any Eastern European club a found a 1 million euro striker who'd score as much as Torres has in the last year.

Just had a slice of King Cake.... no baby.

March 8, 2011  10:36 AM ET
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Just had a slice of King Cake.... no baby.

Well, at least you don't have to buy the next cake.

March 8, 2011  10:37 AM ET
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Mardi Gras! Torres was a waste of money at that price. Total waste of money. Chelsea could have gone to any Eastern European club a found a 1 million euro striker who'd score as much as Torres has in the last year.

I'm am positively excited, and happy to be heading up to one of the 100 or so Polish bakeries today to get me some Paczkis!!!

Plum filling, for the win!

March 8, 2011  10:38 AM ET
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Just had a slice of King Cake.... no baby.

Did Maury come out and comment that "you are NOT the father!"?

March 8, 2011  10:38 AM ET
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Well, at least you don't have to buy the next cake.

No- but the one who gets the baby gets to rock a bad **** Burger King crown for the rest of the day!!!

March 8, 2011  10:39 AM ET

Speaking of over-paid strikers I haven't heard anything about Dzeko. Has he done anything at City?

Torres wasn't scoring at Liverpool either...

March 8, 2011  10:40 AM ET
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Mardi Gras! Torres was a waste of money at that price. Total waste of money. Chelsea could have gone to any Eastern European club a found a 1 million euro striker who'd score as much as Torres has in the last year.

As much as I tend to loathe all things Liverpool, I can't help but feel somehow, and sickeningly "good" for them that they are done with Torres, got way too much money for selling him, and can move on.

They just washed away a bit more of the stink that is Rafa Benitez from all that history they sing about.

March 8, 2011  10:41 AM ET
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As much as I tend to loathe all things Liverpool, I can't help but feel somehow, and sickeningly "good" for them that they are done with Torres, got way too much money for selling him, and can move on.They just washed away a bit more of the stink that is Rafa Benitez from all that history they sing about.

Suarez looks like a steal for them now. Not sure how Carrol will turn out but they are already ahead of the curve...

March 8, 2011  10:42 AM ET
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Speaking of over-paid strikers I haven't heard anything about Dzeko. Has he done anything at City?Torres wasn't scoring at Liverpool either...

Dzeko made a MASSIVE mistake in going to City.

Here's the deal with Shidty and how they treat their forwards- if you don't score a bunch of goals with them immediately upon joining that team, they (Shidty) are destined to go after next flavor of the week/month.

I realize that money talks so to speak, but he could have done so much better.

March 8, 2011  10:44 AM ET
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Dzeko made a MASSIVE mistake in going to City.Here's the deal with Shidty and how they treat their forwards- if you don't score a bunch of goals with them immediately upon joining that team, they (Shidty) are destined to go after next flavor of the week/month.I realize that money talks so to speak, but he could have done so much better.

That just means he will be heading somewhere else on the next transfer? Likely destinations?

March 8, 2011  10:46 AM ET
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Speaking of over-paid strikers I haven't heard anything about Dzeko. Has he done anything at City?Torres wasn't scoring at Liverpool either...

I saw Dzeko score one league goal that was ruled a deflection, I think and wasn't awarded to him, even though he really did score it. Otherwise, he is officially scoreless in the EPL.

March 8, 2011  10:46 AM ET
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My excitement will be on going down on a man today.

Do what you have to do...

March 8, 2011  10:47 AM ET
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6400

I'm going to take this time in reaching this [sarcasm]important milestone[/sarcasm] to state for the record that in the past 36 hours or so, my brain has been infected by a common syndrome known mainly to soccer fans of English-language descent, and those that follow the English royal family through tabloids.

Just in which way have I been infected, you ask?

I'm going on record now stating that Barca and Arsenal will end in a 1-1 draw today, with Arsenal getting the come from behind goal for today's draw- which leads them through to the next round of UEFA Champions League.

Barcelona, the Arsenal of Spain.

March 8, 2011  10:47 AM ET
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That just means he will be heading somewhere else on the next transfer? Likely destinations?

FC Basel

March 8, 2011  10:48 AM ET
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I saw Dzeko score one league goal that was ruled a deflection, I think and wasn't awarded to him, even though he really did score it. Otherwise, he is officially scoreless in the EPL.

The whole deflection/own goal thing gets to me! If I am intentionally shooting at the goal and it glances off another player of the opposing team, how is that not my goal?

Side Note: Kuyt totally poached Suarez's goal in the Pool vs. ManU game...

March 8, 2011  11:01 AM ET

Are we officially saying Roma is not going thru? FSC said something like "out of 26 games where the home team trailed 3-2 after the first leg, only 1 has made it though to the next round"

March 8, 2011  11:03 AM ET
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Side Note: Kuyt totally poached Suarez's goal in the Pool vs. ManU game...

Side Note: Side Note: Ruud van Nistelrooy made a pretty good career out of poaching goals.

March 8, 2011  11:12 AM ET

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March 8, 2011  11:12 AM ET
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Are we officially saying Roma is not going thru? FSC said something like "out of 26 games where the home team trailed 3-2 after the first leg, only 1 has made it though to the next round"

Yes, plus it's Roma and Shaktar looks hot.

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