Radamel Falcao, up until last season, was one of the most feared strikers in Europe. A lacklustre season at Manchester United later and are all too ready to ridicule and lose faith in the talented Colombian.
Once it was confirmed that his nightmare spell at Old Trafford was over, huge question marks were raised as to where the once great striker was going to go next.
It is now looking very likely that Falcao will be moving across the country to London, where he will spend a season on loan at Chelsea. Many see this as a risk by Mourinho, who is looking to strengthen his Chelsea squad in order to stay ahead of the pack.
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With Didier Drogba moving on, and doubts surrounding the fitness of both Diego Costa and Loic Remy, the signing of Falcao will give Chelsea some extra firepower up front.
With the likes of Eden Hazard, Oscar and Willian, Falcao will not be starved of assistance; Chelsea could be the best place for him to find the kind of form that placed him in the bracket as one of the best goal scorers in the world.
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The Atletico strikeforce
His chances at Manchester United were limited, with the amount of chances created being much lower than he was perhaps expecting. There is no doubt he will get more chances at Chelsea, due to the way Jose Mourinho sets out his team.
Falcao will be joining Chelsea where former team-mate Costa applies his trade, the two formed a fantastic partnership together at Atletico Madrid and it will be interesting to see whether Mourinho will be willing to change his tactics that have proved so successful in order to give Falcao more of a starring role in the team.
Initially, it is believed that Falcao will come in as an understudy to Costa, however, if he impresses with the chances he is given, Mourinho may have to seriously consider reigniting the dangerous strike force which tore Real Madrid apart in the 2013 Spanish Cup final.
Before signing for Manchester United, Falcao had suffered a serious injury, damaging his anterior cruciate knee ligaments whilst playing for Monaco, ruling him out of the 2014 World Cup.
He was appreciated by Manchester United fans for his hard work, as shown by the warm reception he received after being substituted against Arsenal in the club's final home game of the season.
A different story
It evidently did not work out for Falcao at United but it could be a different story at Chelsea. Jose Mourinho is very good at getting the best out of his players; he shows complete confidence in them and is often repaid.
He clearly believes he and Chelsea have what it takes to transform Falcao into one of the most feared strikers in the world again, and it will be fascinating to see how it all pans out for him at Stamford Bridge.
The future is looking incredibly bright for Chelsea. They have young players coming through the system and the money is there if they want to spend it.
They are far ahead of any competition as it currently stands in the Premier League and if they were to sign Falcao and get the best out of him, they could continue to push further ahead of their competition in the Premier League, making them an extremely dominant force in not only the Premier League, but also the Champions League for many years to come.
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