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Jamie Redknapp: Why Radamel Falcao is going to find himself on the bench at Chelsea


Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp says new Chelsea striker Radamel Falcao will not enjoy first-team football at the club next season.

The former Manchester United man accepted to take a £145k wage cut to join Chelsea and will be hoping to rediscover the same form that made him one of Europe's best striker when at Atletico Madrid and Monaco.

But Redknapp feels that the Colombian will not feature much in Jose Mourinho's squad.

"He's going to find himself on the bench an awful lot next year," Redknapp told Sky Sports News HQ.

"I watched Radamel Falcao in his Atletico Madrid days and he was one of the best centre forwards I think I've ever seen.

"Now he's gone to Chelsea and probably what Chelsea need is a striker that's going to be happy not to play, and maybe have to fill in at times when there is an injury, because you look at the players he's going to be contending with like Diego Costa, who is going to be first choice.

"I think every Chelsea fan knows that. Then they've got Loic Remy.

"So what he [Falcao] is saying is 'I'm happy to come and I'm happy to be part of the squad'.

"I find that a little frustrating, really. I think he's a better player than that.

"It just feels to me that it's a good move for Chelsea because they're going to get a striker that's happy not to play and he might be able to come in and make the impact on the odd occasion, but he's not going to be starting too many games there if Diego Costa is fit."

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