Chelsea haven’t had the best luck with strikers over the course of the season and their travails seem set to continue.
Because Chelsea’s new boss Guus Hiddink has lifted the lid on the fitness of Radamel Falcao and it’s not good.
The Daily Mail quotes him as saying:
‘He was out and our medical staff tried to build him up, and he had a setback which is not always a positive signal. We hope within 10 days he might be fit again – but not to play.’
You have to feel sorry for Falcao. He was one of the best strikers in the world a few years back but he has fallen to earth with a bang after two years blighted by injury and a shocking time in England.
He’s managed 11 appearances for Chelsea but scored just once and has never regained his form on English soil.
With rumours surrounding the future of Loic Remy and Radamel Falcao likely to be offloaded at some stage in the not too distant future it’s difficult to imagine Chelsea not looking for a substantial backup to Diego Costa in the winter window.
Perhaps the prospect of Jamie Vardy joining Chelsea in January isn’t so distant after all.