[dropcap]C[/dropcap]helsea’s poor form continues even in Stamford Bridge after their humiliating result 1-3 against Southampton. The history made for both teams, but good for the visitors and worst for the hosts. Retaining the title won’t be easy task for the Blues here after.
Jose Mourinho’s magic has failed in all aspects and damage has been done on his resume and Chelsea. Chelsea didn’t sign any big players in summer other than Pedro from Barcelona. Now they may think to spend 100 million for January window.
Standing in 16th place and losing their Champions League match could not save them from a big dent, which grabs everyone’s attention recently. Mourinho is the most questioned and stressed manager in current season than Brendan Rodgers. Liverpool has ups and downs but they are maintaining their big name.
Chelsea hasn’t proved anything in Premier League 2015-16 yet. Same players performed with their best form and same manager threatened all the derby matches against Arsenal, Manchester City, Manchester United and Liverpool.
On Mourinho’s post match interview, he kept his position’s future on the Roman Abramovich’s table.
This is a crucial moment in the history of this club. Do you know why? Because if the club sack me they sack the best manager this club ever had. And the message again is that if there are bad results, the manager is guilty. This is the message people have got over the last decade from Chelsea so this is a moment when people assume responsibilities, including me, the players and other people in the club. We need to stick together. This is what I want.
Diego Costa has Radamal Falcao’s backup. Pedro made the midfield stronger, but nothing shines well. Poor defeats in a row, conceding goals, overall poor pace in team and losing supporters confident is a big threat on the track for the Champions. Either new blood has to save them or new magic for Special one has to lift them to top floors.
Radamal Falcao, who helped the South American to participate in Brazil 2014, has happily announced he can play World Cup 2014.
Colombian striker notched nine in their World Cup qualifying campaign and led his side to Brazil 2014. He suffered anterior cruciate ligament damage during French Cup win at Chasselay Monts d’or Azergues.
After doing successful knee surgery, he is recovering very well and ready to hit the ground soon. Meantime, he refused the speculation over his World Cup 2014 absence. You can find some good odds to win the the World Cup 2014
He commented about his current recover: “It would be a special case. We are very optimistic about the response of the knee, but today is very premature to say whether or not I’m going to be at the World Cup. There are lots of days from now until the final decision.”
Normally this injury takes six to nine months to recover, but he is very confident with his comeback soon.
He commented about fitness: “I’m doing everything possible to go, I would give it everything and it would be ideal, but the first thing is to be well, to recover well. I cannot allow that my desire and that of my country to be in Brazil to affect the state of my knee.”
Colombia coach Jose Pekerman has good alternatives over Falcao, like Jackson Martinez (Porto), Carlos Bacca (Sevilla), Teofilo Gutierrez (River Plate), Luis Muriel (Udinese) and Adrian Ramos (Hertha Berlin).
28-year-old Falcao is getting good improvement in rehabilitation and he said: “I feel very good, the response from the knee in the first phase of the recuperation has been positive. There hasn’t been any problem and this has allowed me to work well. The healing has been quick.
“It’s been a day to day process. Some days are good, others less good, with more monotonous work. It’s helped me a lot to have gone through the same injury some years ago, when I was at River Plate. Now I’m more relaxed, confident and calm.”
Former Atletico Madrid man is really a great assert for Colombia, he could make a history with this great competition.
As a neutral, you cannot help but drool at Radamel Falcao’s wonderful skills and predatory instincts in front of goal. Currently at the peak of his powers, Falcao is undoubtedly one of football’s hottest properties. The Colombian is a complete striker possessing pace, power and a killer instinct to score goals. He scored an impressive 142 goals in only 177 appearances since he moved to Europe from Argentina.
On the back of a magnificent season with Atletico Madrid in which he helped them secure Champions League football and win the Copa Del Rey, he became one of the most wanted men in European football. In all honesty he could have handpicked any top club he would have wanted, with the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United and Real Madrid keen admirers of the striker. Fans would have all liked to seen him move to one of those aforementioned top clubs or stay put at Atletico to test himself in the Champions League.
But, when news filtered in that he had signed for Ligue 2 Champions AS Monaco for a whopping £50 million, it shocked and disappointed football fans all around the globe in equal measure.
His move to Monaco is certainly good for the profile of the French Ligue 1 and it will well and truly get the project at Monaco, underway. The signing of Falcao along with the signings of James Rodriguez, Joao Moutinho and Ricardo Carvalho shows Monaco’s rich owners are making a statement of intent.
Monaco does seem like an exciting project but a player like Falcao should be and needs to be playing in the elite of the European competition while he is at his peak. Yes, he has won silverware in Europe in the form of the Europa League in consecutive seasons with Porto and Atletico, but it cannot compare with the magic of the Champions League.
The most disappointing fact is that his move seems to be motivated by nothing other than money. He will be reportedly earning £12 million a year without having to pay taxes. It seems harsh to criticize the man before he has even kicked a ball for his new club but logically he has made the move to Monaco as a step backwards in terms football by moving to a weaker league and a step or two forwards in terms of financial gain.