What do Life after Drogba mean for chelsea? Chelsea will of to adopt a different playing system to suit the strengths of
Torres. Torres flourish at liverpool playing in a 4-2-3-1 system with steve G playing in the hole and javier mascherano and xabi alonso in the double pivot.
after the jump we'll look at how key these players in the hole and pivot can help get the best out of Torres
when using a double pivot its important to get the right pairing;
A deep-lying midfielder: who's main job in the pivot is to spray pass to the wings or balls over the top to the forward to run on to when counter-attacking. Its also key for this player maintaining possession and dictating the flow of the game and to be an expert of manipulator the football as well as reading the game.(xabi alonso,sahin,xavi,modric)
destroyer: main purpose of having a destroyer is to shoulder the work for his deep-lying midfield to control the game tempo.Being a destroyer your main purpose on the team is mainly to do the dirty work( break up play and win the ball and pass it off to the more talented players). mascherano,mikel.parker,lucas
Playing in the hole behind Torres you'll require to have great vision and creativity to match his excellent off the ball movement to unlock a defence so having a good close control and being technical sound would help to give you the time that's needed to spot his run. (mata.silva.ozil)
note:To either side of the playmaker, there are two wider players whose job it is to create chances from the flanks as well as cutting in.There is also an onus on these three players to help out defensively, particularly those playing in the wide roles. When on the back foot, these players should be helping their full-backs, and the formation will look more like a 4-4-1-1.
Its safe to say in order for Torres to successful at chelsea we'll of to more of an passing team that move the ball at speed to help torres can find space while the defence is shifting
ps i really think we could use an walcott type of winger in the team