Samuel Eto’o had a very eventful afternoon. The Cameroonian, who just loves scoring at Stamford Bridge, netted the opening goal against Arsenal today in the 6-0 drubbing that was the London derby.
He cut inside Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain after breaking the offside trap, before curling in an exceptional effort with his left foot beyond a despairing dive from Wojciech Szczesny.
But as soon as his day got started it came to an abrupt end.
Eto’o pulled his hamstring not long after scoring and was therefore substituted for Fernando Torres - his work for the day was done, and he got to enjoy the rest of their crushing victory as a delighted spectator.
On the injury Jose Mourinho said after the game:
“Eto'o has a muscle injury. He thinks it is not a big one, but a hamstring is still a hamstring."
But Eto’o himself has now been on Twitter discussing the game - but unfortunately he did not give us an update on his injury problems.
Instead he simply had a goodwill message after what was an understandably euphoric day at Stamford Bridge.
People, including myself, doubted Eto’o when he first arrived but he has scored some very important goals in very important games and the one he nabbed today can now join the list.
And Chelsea fans will hope his injury does not keep him sidelined for too long.