Ramires: ‘Seriously good’ Radamel Falcao can help Chelsea

Chelsea midfielder Ramires runs the rule over new Blues signing Radamel Falcao ahead of the new season

Ramires says Radamel Falcao is a seriously good player who can help Chelsea defend their Premier League crown.

The Colombia international moved to the west London side on a season-long loan deal from Ligue 1 side Monaco last month.

I hope he’s able to help us like he’s helped his teams in the past

Ramires

Falcao, who will help to fill the void left by club legend Didier Drogba, scored just four goals in 26 Premier League appearances during his loan at Manchester United last season.

And Chelsea midfielder Ramires talked up the 29-year-old’s qualities following the Colombia international’s move to the reigning Premier League champions.

“I have played quite a few games against him, for Benfica against Porto, for Chelsea against Atletico Madrid and Manchester United, and also for Brazil against Colombia,” Ramires said in Chelsea’s pre-match programme.

“He’s a seriously good player. It’s always a pleasure to play with big players and with a name such as Falcao. I hope he’s able to help us like he’s helped his teams in the past. It’s better to have him as a team-mate than an opponent.”

Jose Mourinho has signed just Falcao and Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic in the summer transfer window.

The west London side have been linked with a £15m move for Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose in recent weeks.

Chelsea start the defence of their England crown with a home game against Swansea City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

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