As Radamel Falcao is reportedly desperate to complete a move to Chelsea before he leaves for the national duty in Copa America to represent Colombia, let us take a look at why the striker could prove to be a hit in West London, after a disappointing season at Old Trafford.
Just one season ago, Falcao was one of the most feared strikers in the world –
Radamel Falcao needs no introduction to the Chelsea crowd. Just in 2012, after Chelsea famously won the Champions League against all odds, beating Bayern at their own backyard, they went on to face the Europa League Champions Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup. Thanks to the Colombian hit-man, it was a night to forget for the Blues. Falcao kept running rings round the Chelsea defense, and scored a hat-trick even before the first half was over, as the Blues lost the match 4-1.
With 72 goals from 87 appearances for FC Porto, 70 goals in 90 appearances for Atletico Madrid, and 13 appearances in 22 games for Monaco, Falcao definitely has been the best striker in the world before joining the Red Devils.
The guiding hand of the Special One –
Just ask the likes of Didier Drogba, Frank Lampard, Joe Cole, Rafael Varane, Wesley Sneijder and many more what Mourinho’s guidance can do. Jose Mourinho’s man management skills have never been in doubt, but his ability to bring the absolute best out of his players is what makes him special. Just last season, when we thought we had seen the best of Eden Hazard, this season he has markedly improved a lot more, completing a clean sweep of the player of the year awards.
Mourinho’s demanding nature has never been over the top, and has always helped players improve themselves. He even made 34 year old Samuel Eto’o occasionally destroy teams last season. If Falcao does hope to hit form in the Premier League, it has to be Mourinho who unlocks the beast in him.
Chelsea’s super-awesome medical team –
To think that Eden Hazard was the most fouled player in Europe last season, and still managed to play all 38 matches in the Premier League, shows how good the medical team, along with fitness coaches are, keeping the players fit and strong. Moreover, Diego Costa, who carried a niggling hamstring injury throughout the first half of the season, was incidentally Chelsea’s top scorer, hitting the back of the net at will.
After missing the World Cup through cruciate ligament damage, Falcao has struggled to find his rich vein of form. His constant injuries have been a problem for both him and Manchester United last season. However, Chelsea is known to have one of the best medical teams in the business, and they can certainly help El Tigre. And we all know what a fully fit Falcao is capable of.
The players around him –
If Falcao were to lead the attack of this Chelsea side, he would have some of the best players in the world to assist him. Eden Hazard, Oscar, Willian and Cesc Fabregas have made a whopping 44 assists this season in the league and Europe together. Fabregas alone has made a total of 21 assists in all competitions, with Diego Costa on the other end most of the time.
If this deal goes through, Falcao will be on the receiving end of through balls from Fabregas, crosses from Willian, lay-offs from Hazard and Oscar, and support from Costa, if they were to play together. This must be a mouth-watering prospect for not just Falcao, but also the fans.
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Edited By: Harshal Ahire
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