Emenalo: Torres lacks service

Torres has been woefully out of touch since his £50million

move from Liverpool in January, hitting the target just once.

Emenalo believes the Spain striker is missing the influence of the

Reds’ midfield, who supplied him with the ammunition to fire 81

goals in 126 appearances while at Anfield. “I can say he’s still

adapting to the pattern of Chelsea at the moment,” Emenalo told

Goal.com. “This is due to the fact he’s still missing the juicy

passes being served to him by the likes of [Xabi] Alonso and

[Steven] Gerrard, but with time he will adapt.” Chelsea finished

second in the Premier League – nine points behind champions

Manchester United – after suffering a mid-season collapse in form.

Former Nigeria international Emenalo admits the temperament of some

members of the squad has been found wanting. When asked why he

thought so many players including Michael Essien, Florent Malouda

and Jon Obi Mikel had underperformed, he replied: “High

expectations from fans and management made them play the way they

played, in the sense that they didn’t perform as usual because they

were playing under pressure.” Emenalo, who admits his own future

hangs in the balance following the removal of Carlo Ancelotti,

insists that winning the Champions League is Chelsea’s priority

next season and expects Didier Drogba to stay at Stamford Bridge.