Radamel Falcao's stats at Chelsea revealed

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Colombian striker Radamel Falcao has left Chelsea after his loan deal with the Premier League side expired.

He joined the Blues straight after his loan with rivals Manchester United, but his two seasons in England were not exactly successful.

Falcao was once the most sought after striker in European football, and Chelsea tried season after season to lure him away from FC Porto and Atletico Madrid respectively. They finally got their man before the beginning of last season, but he had become a different player since joining AS Monaco in 2013 due to a serious ligament injury.


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After playing a couple of games at the beginning of last year's campaign, the Colombian striker picked up a serious injury in November that ruled him out for months. After signing a deal worth £140,000 a week in London, it's fair to say that Chelsea didn't get their money's worth as we break Falcao's stats down.

In total, the striker cost owner Roman Abramovich £7.28 million over the course of the year. 

He played just 10 times for Chelsea, so cost £728,000 per appearance, and of those 10 appearances, only one was a start.

This means that he totalled 228 minutes of game time, earning £31,930 for each minute he was on the pitch.

He only successfully took nine shots, and just five of which were on-target, so every time he took aim at the opposition goal, it cost Chelsea £809,000. The on-target shots cost almost double that at £1.46 million each. 

He touched the ball just 127 times in Chelsea blue, costing his owner £56,000 each time. He also completed just 63 passes, meaning teammates were on the end of a pass that cost a whopping £116,000.

It's fair to say that Falcao had a shocker at Stamford Bridge.

Stats don't lie, and the Colombian certainly didn't give back as much as he took. After such a dismal time in England, it's unlikely that many of the world's top clubs will be looking to buy the 30-year-old this summer. 

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