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02nd Apr 2016

Twitter reacts to Alexandre Pato scoring a debut goal for Chelsea

Matt Tate

In addition to all the excited chatter about whether or not Leicester City can really win the title, there’s been another much-scrutinised question on the lips of English football fans: will Alexandre Pato ever actually get a game at Chelsea?

Well, the day of reckoning has arrived. The Brazilian made his debut against Aston Villa on Saturday, replacing the injured Loic Remy in the first half.

People couldn’t quite believe the news.

But it gets better for Chelsea fans – who it’s fair to say have had a very anticlimactic season on the whole – as Pato managed to win a penalty for his team and subsequently converted it to give his side a 2-0 advantage.

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - APRIL 02: Alexandre Pato of Chelsea converts the penalty to score his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Chelsea at Villa Park on April 2, 2016 in Birmingham, England.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

The confident penalty went down a storm on social media, with many commenting on the fact that ‘The Duck’ has already surpassed Eden Hazard’s Premier League goal tally this season…