Hiddink reveals his concerns about Chelsea striker
By London correspondent Tony Hughes
Guus Hiddink has revealed that Radamel Falcao has had a setback in his recovery from injury.
The Colombian striker has been sidelined for more than two months with a hamstring problem and Hiddink admits that it is a growing concern.
“I’m a little bit worried about Falcao’s situation,” said the interim Chelsea manager at his media briefing on Friday. “He had a set-back, we will see what will happen.”
Falcao has not played since 31 October and has scored just one goal during the first half of his season-long loan from Monaco.
Loic Remy is also sidelined and is not in contention to feature in Sunday’s FA Cup third round clash against Scunthorpe at Stamford Bridge.
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Diego Costa, who had a bust-up in training with Oscar on Thursday, is the only fit senior Chelsea striker and Hiddink has revealed he may give a chance to one of the youngsters this weekend.
“We have to be careful with our striker,” said the manager. “Not having Remy or Falcao is a little bit worrying. From the existing squad, I now have more time to see and analyse the potential of the young players. Hopefully there is a surprise.”