Former Arsenal forward Paul Merson is of the belief that Radamel Falcao can be an asset for Chelsea this season.
The Colombian striker joined the Blues on a season-long loan from Monaco earlier this summer following a disappointing campaign with Manchester United last term.
And Merson suggests Jose Mourinho will get plenty out of the former FC Porto and Atletico Madrid star.
“They still have Loic Remy, but they are a bit short in attack. I am a big fan of Falcao’s and I think that recently he has not been fully fit,” said Merson on the Sky Sports website.
“The difference, though, that he is going to have this year, compared to last season, is that when he comes on to a football pitch at Stamford Bridge, 85 per cent of the time the other team is going to be chasing the game.
“Now that opens it up for him, as he does make great runs – I mean when he was at United, 70 per cent of the time when he came on, they were chasing the game, which means the other team are sitting 10 men behind the ball.
“But when he comes on at Chelsea, the other team are going to be chasing the game, and that means there are going to be open spaces, and so I could see him scoring a lot of goals off the bench, a lot.”