Fernando Torres may have missed a sitter, but he ensured that would not be the lasting memory of his performance against Manchester City after pouncing on Joe Hart's late mistake.
Torres sent Stamford Bridge wild with his 90th minute winner, earning the plaudits of manager Jose Mourinho.
"A missed goal doesn't matter, he was there fighting for it, our team isn't physical, we need his physicality. With me, I only have good memories of Fernando, I know it's only a short time, three or four months."
It was a great all-round display from Torres, who had more attempts on goal than any other Chelsea player. He fired in five shots, three of which were on target.
He was also the only player on the pitch to win as many as four aerial duels, including defenders on both sides.
Torres created one goalscoring opportunity for his teammates, completing three successful dribbles - more than any other Chelsea player barring Ramires (4).
His hard-working display has certainly impressed his boss, and it appears he currently has the momentum over Demba Ba and Samuel Eto'o when it comes to being regarded as Chelsea's first choice striker.
It could be a false dawn, but there are encouraging signs that Torres is getting back to being one of the Premier League's best strikers.
Here's what Chelsea fans had to say about his performance...
That goal only comes if the striker doesn't give it up. Well done Torres. Brilliant work rate #cfc— 7BC8490F (@l3ahpar) October 27, 2013
Watching Torres tear City apart today has made my weekend perfect! Chelseas number 9! #CFC— Daniel Jones (@DanielJones2411) October 27, 2013
Cracking result today. Torres was outstanding and MOTM by a country miles. Come on you blues #CFC— One Man Went To Mow (@blueblood2401) October 27, 2013
It's an outrageous statement but Torres is looking a new player. Is he back? #cfc— Joe Hitchcock (@Joe_Hitchcock) October 27, 2013
Is Torres now Chelsea's clear first choice?