Falcao omitted from Chelsea's Champions League squad
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Radamel Falcao is one of the two senior players to be left out of Chelsea's Champions League squad

This comes after the submission of the final list, following the closure of the transfer window.

This means that the Columbian striker will play no part in Chelsea's last sixteen clash with Paris Saint-Germain or any of their other European ties, should they progress against the French champions.

Falcao not the only absentee

However, it wasn't just Falcao who was omitted from Chelsea's squad.

Former AC Milan goalkeeper Marco Amelia also missed out, despite being named in the Premier League squad.

Amelia signed for the blues towards the end of 2015 to provide cover for Asmir Begovic due to Thibaut Courtois' injury.

Similar to the previous five years of his career, the Italian found himself making no appearances for the reigning champions and spending his time sitting on the bench.

Falcao, however, arrived in the summer on a year-long loan deal from Monaco, after Jose Mourinho stated he would do everything he could to get Falcao 'back to his best'.

The injury prone striker has had a terrible time at Chelsea, scoring just one goal against Crystal Palace before getting injured and then linked with a move away from the club.

Falcao's only moment of joy came against Crystal Palace. | Image source: CNN.
Falcao's only moment of joy came against Crystal Palace. | Image source: CNN.

The team in full

Here is Chelsea's 25-man 'A list', which had to include eight homegrown players.:

Goalkeepers: Asmir Begovic, Thibaut Courtois and Jamal Blackman.

Defenders: Branislav Ivanovic, Kurt Zouma, Abdul Baba Rahman, Matt Miazga, Gary Cahill, John Terry and Cesar Azpilicueta.

Midfielders: Cesc Fabregas, Oscar, Eden Hazard, John Obi Mikel, Pedro, Nemanja Matic and Willian.

Forwards: Alexandre Pato, Bertrand Traore, Kenedy, Loic Remy and Diego Costa.

Chelsea have also submitted a 'B list' which contains younger players such as Ola Aina, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and goalkeeper Bradley Collins

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