Looking forward to seeing our new record signing in action? You won't have to wait too long. Ex-Liverpool striker Fernando Torres is expected make his Chelsea debut against his old side on Sunday, according to Carlo Ancelotti:
We have to test him tomorrow and the next day. If he has no problem, he can play. But I think he has no problem because he played the last game with Liverpool and played well.
Presumably, Torres would slot in alongside Didier Drogba, replacing Salomon Kalou up front to form what should be one of the most deadly strike partnerships football has ever seen. With Chelsea making tactical changes to accommodate their acquisition of one of Europe's elite talents, drawing Nicolas Anelka back into midfield to great effect during the 4-2 victory against Sunderland on Tuesday, Torres should be able to slide into the lineup without a problem.
With Torres considering it his 'destiny' to score against his former side, Chelsea fans may be in for a treat at Stamford Bridge. Liverpool are going to have to figure out a way to deal with Chelsea's attacking threats in that game or will end up paying a rather steep price, as the Black Cats did yesterday. Note that Ancelotti has said nothing about David Luiz making his debut on Sunday - I don't think we can expect to see our new centre half just yet, but we'll see.
It'll be interesting to see how Chelsea's stadium security are planning on dealing with the problem of Liverpool fans going mental at Torres if he does indeed play against them. Now that he's betrayed his status as an Anfield legend, there'll be a lot of hostility from the travelling fans, and we can only hope that things stay relatively under control. The situation could get out of hand in a hurry.