Trailing 1-0 at the break in the Community Shield, Jose Mourinho threw on new striker Radamel Falcao to replace Loic Remy at half-time in a bid to get Chelsea back into the match against Arsenal.
The Colombian, once undoubtedly one of the best strikers in world football, has had a nightmare time in England and still appears to be recovering from a serious knee injury sustained at Monaco.
Falcao failed to earn a longer contract at Manchester United and also struggled to light up the Copa America with Colombia in the summer.
On his competitive Chelsea debut, Falcao put in another anonymous display during the second half as the Colombian completely failed to have an effect on the game at all.
It still feels like Falcao simply got a move to Chelsea thanks to the friendship between Jose Mourinho and super agent Jorge Mendes (who is getting married later today).
Chelsea fans, already curious about the signing of Falcao, expressed their disappointment on Twitter. Meanwhile, supporters of other sides wondered if this is another chink in the armour of the Blues going into the new campaign…
The fact Diego Costa looks set to miss the home opener against Swansea means Chelsea are relying on Remy and an out-of-form Falcao going into their Premier League defence…
Yes, a friendly, but Falcao still not looking any closer to a competitive level than he did during a dismal Copa America.
— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) August 2, 2015
Falcao cunningly over to the scuffle to create the illusion of involvement.
— Daniel Harris (@DanielHarris) August 2, 2015
Falcao with a sight of goal pic.twitter.com/199titQ3eN
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) August 2, 2015
You'd think Falcao would have at least changed his boots from last season now he's a Chelsea player… pic.twitter.com/BxjT8M2Qij
— Football Super Tips (@FootySuperTips) August 2, 2015
— Escobar Walker (@EscobarWalker) August 2, 2015
Chelsea officials digging for Falcao's loan receipt pic.twitter.com/Q4Wa65IiKW
— Oxford-Not-Brogues (@Amoskeytoe) August 2, 2015
Falcao failing to control a football and falling over. It's like we've never been away.
— Alex Shaw (@AlexShawESPN) August 2, 2015
Radical Falcao tries to remember how to do good soccer again as he plays for his new franchise. #chelseafranchiseclub
— Soccer Guy (@usasoccerguy) August 2, 2015
Can we send falcao back ?
— Fabregas is magic (@malikcfc) August 2, 2015
Doesn't matter what shirt you put Falcao in, he's shit
— Alex Ruder (@AlexRuder_) August 2, 2015
Madame Tussauds must be making a fortune loaning out their waxwork of Falcao
— Bardi (@BardiTFC) August 2, 2015
— Kc Mwambeta™ (@Mwambeta1) August 2, 2015
Chelsea fans looking at Falcao right now 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/YaxYxdJF1p
— consolide sarafa (@BabaOloriokoBB) August 2, 2015
The bench will have Falcao's ass print deep deep in there this season
— Kofi Agyepong (@A_pono) August 2, 2015
Falcao just looks confused all the time bless him
— _ (@Herrera_esque) August 2, 2015
Chelsea fans: "Send Falcao back to Monaco he's shite" I knew it. Loool!
— Memphis (@OdeanMUFC) August 2, 2015