Radamel Falcao confident Chelsea can recover from poor start to season

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Radamel Falcao believes Chelsea have the quality to turn around their current fortunes following a disastrous start to the 2015-16 campaign.

The Colombia international, who is on a season-long loan at Stamford Bridge from AS Monaco, says he feels “OK” with life at the west London outfit and is optimistic that things will change for the better after the international break.

Chelsea have picked up just eight points from their opening eight Premier League matches, while the club took the surprise step of issuing Jose Mourinho with a vote of confidence via their official website on Monday.


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Asked how he feels at Chelsea, Falcao was quoted by Goal as saying: "I'm OK. Growing up, every day I feel better.

"If the results are not the best in Chelsea, we have the capacity to reverse the situation."

Falcao was a poor loan signing for Chelsea

Falcao has scored one goal in seven Premier League appearances this season - stats which suggest that Mourinho’s decision to take a gamble on the South American has backfired.

This was also going to be a risky move for Chelsea. Falcao looked a shadow of the world-class striker who scored goals for fun with FC Porto and Atletico Madrid, prior to joining Monaco, during his season-long loan spell with Manchester United last term.

Louis van Gaal decided against retaining Falcao - either on loan or on a permanent deal - but Mourinho was confident he could succeed where the veteran Dutch coach had failed.

Unfortunately, it now seems certain that the serious knee injury Falcao suffered in January 2014 had a catastrophic impact on his ability to score goals at the highest level.

With reports that Chelsea have already decided against keeping Falcao for the 2016-17 campaign, it looks set to be a long season for Falcao in west London.

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