Alexandre Pato set to join Chelsea: he could still be a top striker

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Chelsea fans have seen enough strikers flatter to deceive at Stamford Bridge over the years. From Andriy Shevchenko to Fernando Torres, some big names have come and gone throughout the Roman Abramovich era in west London. 

Radamel Falcao, the latest high-profile striker to struggle at Chelsea, is still at the club, but surely he will be moving on sooner rather than later.

Well, one thing is clear, the Chelsea hierarchy are intent on changing the dynamic of their strike force. 


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Indeed, Alexandre Pato looks set to sign for the club imminently. Unsurprisingly, the potential signing has split opinion; Pato was once rated as one of the most exciting young strikers in world football but has failed to live up to his potential. 

The notion that the Brazil forward represents a risk for Chelsea may not be entirely correct, however. Blues boss Guus Hiddink has already denied that signing the forward on loan is a risk for the club. 

Well, Hiddink may well be right. Here's a video of Pato scoring some very good goals in 2015. 


Perhaps, then, Pato really could surprise us over the coming months. He has a huge chance to get his career back on track in the Premier League and it would be foolish to completely write him off at this stage. 

Pato's hardly been prolific in the last couple of seasons - he has 20 goals in 66 appearances in Brazil's top flight over the last two campaigns - but he certainly has a great deal of ability and may well come to prominence in England. 

He's a scorer of fine goals and will certainly prove a handful for even the best defenders in the Premier League. It's going to be an interesting period for the forward in his pursuit of redemption. 

Chelsea fans should welcome and embrace him; he may finally live up to his potential. 

Will Pato succeed at Chelsea? Have your say below! 

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