Mourinho: Falcao will be a star this season


Chelsea Manager Jose Mourinho has absolute faith that Radamel Falcao will relive his Atletico Madrid form at Chelsea this season.

Mourinho believes Radamel Falcao will be a prowess in the Premiership this season.

Falcao, who cruelly suffered a horrible knee injury in the season prior to the 2014 Brazil World Cup, had an unsuccessful spell at Manchester United last season, scoring just four Premier League goals during his loan spell at Old Trafford.

The Columbian International was a goal scoring phenomenon prior at Atletico Madrid having where he hit 70 goals in 90 games for the Spanish side, before his injury plagued move to Monaco.

But Jose Mourinho is adamant that the 29-year-old can once again become a feared striker, with the Portuguese admitting that he was dreading coming up against the forward when he initially sealed his move to United.

"When he went to Man United I have to say I was a bit scared," Mourinho told ESPN. "Because he's a predator in the box and a guy who does score goals all the time. He did that in every club in every league, so I was convinced he was going to do that in our league, in England."

Mourinho is also sure that Falcao’s problems at United did not stem from his fitness, and says he has no worries over his new signing’s physical condition – and believes their relationship will serve the forward well.

"We had a very exhaustive analysis of his condition before we made a decision," Mourinho added. "Our doctor had real work to investigate all of that. He is not, for sure, a physical problem. So if it's not physical, we can make him score goals again.

"Falcao was in my league when he was in Portugal. We moved to Spain at the same time. When I went to Real Madrid, he went to Atletico, so we spent three years in the same league.

"Then I came to England and he came to England too. So I know obviously this player very well."

Ross Murphy