Chelsea Transfers: Why Falcao Is the January Signing to Lead Blues to the Title

Greg ProbertContributor IIOctober 11, 2012

MONACO - AUGUST 31: Falcao of Atletico Madrid celebrates following the UEFA Super Cup match between Chelsea and Atletico Madrid at Louis II Stadium on August 31, 2012 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)
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At the moment, us Chelsea fans do not like Radamel Falcao after he single-handedly made our defence look like a Sunday league pub team.

But despite our animosity towards him for this amazing display, I'm sure very few Chelsea fans would have a problem with him moving to Stamford Bridge.

Falcao has been an impressive and prolific goalscorer at every club he has played at, scoring almost a goal every two games at each of them.

He seems to have that gift that all strikers strive for—to know exactly how to score goals; it sounds simple, but this doesn't come naturally to all strikers.

So where does he fit into Chelsea?

If he was to join the Blues, then there could be both positive and negative effects on the side to begin with.

If Falcao was to be brought in, then there is a big chance that poor old Fernando Torres could take a confidence knock again, but the man cost £50 million, so surely it's time to stop feeling sorry for himself and get on with his job.

Also, Falcao would certainly not come cheap and would most likely come with a price-tag north of £40 million, but that's chump-change for Chelsea, right?

If Roman Abramovich did decide to bring in Falcao, then he could have found the final piece to the attacking puzzle.

Even though Torres has been playing far better than he has in recent seasons at Chelsea, he still seems to be slightly goal-shy, which is not a problem I can foresee if Falcao was to join the club.

Falcao will bring goals, but could also offer Roberto Di Matteo options, something that is basically non-existent in the upfront area for the Chelsea manager at the moment.

With Falcao and Torres both being world-class strikers, this gives Di Matteo an opportunity to perhaps change to a more attacking formation, should he see fit.

Falcao has shown he is comfortable in a formation with two frontmen, and if Torres can get over himself and play with someone upfront with him, then Chelsea would probably have the best strike force in the world.

The long and short of it is, if Chelsea splash the cash on Falcao—which has been rumoured—then they will almost certainly be buying 20+ goals a season.

Chelsea's main competition for his signature would probably come in the form of Manchester City, but with their huge team of strikers, Falcao would probably see more game time at Stamford Bridge.

Prolific, powerful, skillful and good in the air. Falcao is the only attacking option Chelsea need to be looking at if they are to be dominant domestically again.