Jose Mourinho revealed today that Radamel Falcao is set to miss the next few weeks after suffering an "important" injury in training.
"Falcao had today an important injury," he told reporters. "Not so important like the one he had previously. But he will be out for a few weeks. There is not point speaking about him. Just giving you the sad news."
As English is the Chelsea manager's third language, you can safely assume that he was going for the word "significant" or, possibly, "convenient".
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That is, at least, how some Blues followers are seeing it, who believe their team, despite losing six out of 11 Premier League games, are somehow better off without the Colombian striker.
While none of Chelsea's players have impressed in what has been their worst start to a Premier League season since they became rich with questionable Russian oil money in 2003, Falcao has still managed to take his fair share of flack from supporters.
To be fair to the fans, they have hardly seen the once deadly finisher in top form. He has scored just once since signing for the Blues in the summer and even that would end up as a consolation goal in a 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace.
After just two months playing at Stamford Bridge, a number of fans have already made up their minds: Chelsea would be better off sending Falcao back to his parent club Monaco earlier than scheduled.
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This person has been living under a rock for 18 months
To be fair to young @AndresTB, Falcao may have nine Premier League appearances to his name this season, but he has averaged just 30 minutes playing time in each of those games (272 minutes in total). In fact, only once has he started in this disastrous campaign.
So it's hard to blame him for all of Chelsea's ills, isn't it?
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