No one understood when Jose Mourinho decided to bring Radamel Falcao to Stamford Bridge in the summer, and after his first couple of appearances for Chelsea, it seemed the Blues had yet another forward crock on their hands.
That was until the chips were down against Crystal Palace, and Jose Mourinho had no other option but to throw the Colombian striker on.
Falcao managed to get a goal – and stun football fans everywhere.
Sadly, it was not enough for Chelsea, who conceded a second straight after their goal, and lost once again and are now eight points behind Manchester City.
Here is how the internet reacted:
The shock was palpable…
— Soccer Memes (@SoccerMemes) August 29, 2015
When Radamel Falcao scores his first goal for Chelsea but Palace reply straight away. pic.twitter.com/b0CTcjiK95
— Not Match of the Day (@NOT_MOTD) August 29, 2015
Radamel Falcao scored a goal. What a time to be alive. #CFC
— Sam's Army (@BarstoolSam) August 29, 2015
— AdForumCo (@AdForumCo) August 29, 2015
And those who employed a bit of sarcasm were left looking a bit silly…
Id rather have a one legged mule out there than radamel falcao #cfc
— Im Mary Poppins 🇧🇧 (@brooklyngohard) August 29, 2015
Let’s not go too far…
Radamel Falcao on for redemption. Time to grab your first hatrick in English football.
Come on son.
— Okon 'Ediye' Nya (@iamOkon) August 29, 2015