You can be sure it will be claimed that he is short of match fitness, or there was some other excuse, but Alexandre Pato not even making the Chelsea bench has inevitably raised eyebrows across the world of social media.
Chelsea fans were hoping to see their new signing, just the 6 years after they were initially desperate to capture the Brazilian, but Guus Hiddink has decided that the former AC Milan forward is not even fit enough to make it on to the bench for the Blues.
Naturally, this Chelsea fan was pretty mortified that their only big name January signing wouldn’t be facing Watford…
Pato isn't even on the bench
Everyone was quite excited about the prospect of a new Chelsea forward and fans seemed more gutted that Pato was left out than Hazard being benched.
I'm a bit gutted not to see Alexandre Pato in the Chelsea squad tonight after his loan move from Sao Paulo. pic.twitter.com/fGul2ffoQK
— Weekend Football (@weekendfootball) February 3, 2016
Its not like Chelsea fans to be fickle.. is it?
@ChelseaFC Pato? He's the only reason I still support this club
— Ollie Thomas (@ollieethomas) February 3, 2016
Even with a new Brazilian international, nothing can stop a Chelsea fan complaining about Branislav Ivanovic, ever.
mikel starting..no pato..ivanovic starting..no hazard?! #relegationparty
— Andy Brzezicki (@AndyBrzezicki) February 3, 2016
Someone might want to let this guy know that Falcao is injured. Although he has a point about Loftus-Cheek, hell will freeze over before Chelsea play an academy product on a regular basis.
Falcao/Remy/Pato not even on the bench? RLC again can't start again? Let's see if Oscar turns up tonight after 3 goals vs poor opposition!!
— Jack James Heywood (@jjheywood) February 3, 2016