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Diego Costa could offer Radamel Falcao Chelsea lifeline

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Chelsea may have no choice but to persist with struggling striker Radamel Falcao.

The antics of Diego Costa during last weekend’s stalemate with Tottenham Hotspur has sparked speculation over whether the Spaniard may be on the move in the January transfer window.

And with manager Jose Mourinho having just Loic Remy and Falcao in his ranks, the latter may be given his last chance to convince he is worthy of a permanent move to Stamford Bridge.


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Costa controversy

Though he is no stranger to controversy, Costa’s difficult season has grown steadily more so after a very public row with his manager.

The pair clashed during the Blues’ emphatic 4-0 victory over Maccabi Tel-Aviv, forcing Mourinho to publically state they had made up with “lots of kisses and cuddles.”

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However, that does not appear to be the case, with the Portuguese manager dropping his star striker in favour of deploying Eden Hazard out of position.

Falcao is currently injured whilst Remy was unavailable for selection after becoming a father, but still last season’s top scorer failed to make it onto the pitch.

Costa petulantly threw his bib in the direction of his manager near the end of the match, and his behaviour may convince Mourinho to sell him in the new year.

Falcao chance

Despite scoring just once since joining on a season-long loan deal from Monaco in the summer, Falcao may be given a fresh chance to make his mark in the capital.

The 29-year-old netted just four times at Manchester United last season and, after being forced out by Louis van Gaal, opted to remain in English football with the champions instead.

He continues to look a shadow of the forward that scored goals galore during his days with Atletico Madrid and Porto, with a knee injury sustained in 2013 still plaguing him nearly two years on.

Even though he took a pay cut to become a Blue in the summer, Falcao still demands a high wage and that could be the factor that sees him muscle his way into the starting line-up.


Replacement buys?

If Mourinho deems the Falcao gamble one too big to take, then he may instead venture into the transfer market himself in order to replace Costa.

Jamie Vardy and Javier Hernandez are reportedly two of his targets and, if either one of them can be landed, then Costa may be joined by Falcao in leaving the capital just midway through the season.


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