Why the hell did Chelsea sign Alexandre Pato in the January transfer window.
Put simply, Chelsea could have signed you, paid you the same money as they are giving Pato, and the return would have been the same: zilch.
The Blues travelled to Goodison Park on Saturday to take on Everton in the FA Cup quarterfinal, which is Chelsea’s last chance at winning a trophy this season after they were dumped out of the Champions League by PSG in midweek.
And yet, with the stakes so high for the Blues, Pato was again left out of the squad.
That’s even after he travelled with the Chelsea squad to the game.
Many could understand why Pato wasn’t featuring after he first arrived to the Premier League as the Brazilian striker hadn’t played a competitive game for several months beforehand. But surely now he must be match fit?
Fans couldn’t help themselves on social media, and today Pato is once again the butt of the joke.
The tweets on Alexandre Pato and Chelsea are below.
@ChelseaFC pato died? RIP
— DiegoElPablo (@CostaCrimes) March 12, 2016
I'm pretty sure Chelsea got Pato just so Falcao would have someone to hang out with.
— Brooks Peck (@BrooksDT) March 12, 2016
Pato, who has travelled to Goodison, has presumably made the trip to visit The Beatles Experience, and catch the ferry 'cross the Mersey.
— Dan Levene (@danlevene) March 12, 2016
Pato has just come to warm the bench and provide company to other fellows so they don't get bored
— Chelsea FC (@FFChelseaFC) March 12, 2016
Pato rejected a 300k per week move to China.. he also has a clause in his contract that if #CFC don't sign him, no ENG club can for 5 years
— Feroze Ali (@feroze17) March 12, 2016
@ChelseaFC Pato signing was expensive banter wasn't it
— S (@Sillinho10) March 12, 2016
Why did we even sign Pato? He is NEVER going to play. Anyway, HUGE GAME! Come on Chels! #CFC
— George Benson (@MrGeorgeBenson) March 12, 2016
Pato has the best job in the world. We're actually paying him to not do his job. Sensational .
— Willian (@WILLLANO) March 12, 2016
Chelsea have paid Pato £200k since he joined on loan to become our star mascot.
— ChelseaFansChannel (@ChelseaFansYT) March 12, 2016