Leboeuf reckons the misfiring £50m striker is not the star player Blues owner Roman Abramovich thought he was buying.
World Cup winner Leboeuf told the Daily Star: “Nowadays we make somebody a star because they play well for six months.
“I think the problem is that we make somebody into a star who doesn’t deserve to be called a star. You have to show for three or four years at the top level that you are a star. Didier Drogba is a star, John Terry is a star.
“So is he a star? I don’t know . . . and if Torres is not a star, maybe Chelsea paid too much for him and he’s not good enough for them. So far that’s what it is.
“Chelsea don’t. They’re not playing for him. He has to find his space. Maybe he struggles with that. There are other players there and they are all stars.”