Radamel Falcao needs more time to adapt at Chelsea

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Radamel Falcao says he will need more time to settle at Chelsea following his summer move from Manchester United.

The Colombian striker joined the Blues on a season-long loan from AS Monaco after completing a similar spell at Old Trafford.

Louis van Gaal had the option to make the loan deal permanent, but after failing to convince the Dutchman, Falcao was sent back to the Ligue 1 club.


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With Monaco unable to afford the 29-year-old's incredible wage packet, they put him back on the transfer market and, to everyone's surprise, Jose Mourinho offered him a second chance in the Premier League.

Falcao's competitive debut came against Arsenal in the Community Shield, but he failed to rekindle the form that saw him gain a reputation as one of the world's deadliest strikers.

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Unsurprisingly, Diego Costa was selected ahead of him for Saturday's game against Swansea City with Falcao given just six minutes to make an impression towards the end of the game.

With Chelsea fans already expecting Falcao to flop as he did at Manchester United, the striker has urged them to give him more time to settle into his new surroundings in west London.

Time needed

"I think it will take me a little bit longer to fully understand everything because you need to play in a team to get to know everyone and all the processes of the team," Falcao said, according to talkSPORT.

"Through pre-season I have started to know those things and, with more games and minutes, I will learn even more and we will get to know each other better."


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