Photo: Thibaut Courtois sends message to Chelsea’s forgotten man

Thibaut Courtois sends a birthday message to Chelsea striker Radamel Falcao, who has been out injured since October

Thibaut Courtois has taken to social media to wish Radamel Falcao a happy birthday after the Colombian striker turned 30 on Wednesday.

Falcao has been out injured since October after joining the Blues on a season-long loan deal from Atletico Madrid until the end of the season.

The former Atletico Madrid forward has been limited to just one Premier League start for the west London club so far this term after struggling with a series of injury.

Chelsea goalkeeper Courtois played alongside Falcao during the pair’s spells at Atletico Madrid, and the Belgian was quick to pay tribute to his team-mate on social media.

Courtois posted the picture above on his personal Instagram account on Wednesday morning and wrote: “Happy B-Day Tigre!! @falcao #CFC #falcao”

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Chelsea, who were held to a 1-1 draw by Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, will be looking to return to winning ways when they host Newcastle on Saturday evening in the Premier League.

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