Chelsea fans react on Twitter to Eto'o performance: 'A legend rolls back the years'

Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o bagged a hat-trick against Manchester United on Sunday, and Blues fans loved him for it.

The debate was long and ferocious.  While Chelsea were said to have a quality midfield and the defence, their front-line came in for one hell of a battering.  It just was not good enough, the critics said.  Fernando Torres was not the player he was, Demba Ba, no thank you, and Samuel Eto'o was past it.

Well, those same critics may be tucking in to some humble pie this morning, following the Cameroon striker's hat-trick performance against Manchester United.

While one game does not a renaissance make, Sunday's showing was a very good start.  

As you can see from the breakdown below, the Chelsea striker had four scoring attempts and netted from three of them.  And while he only touched the ball 32 times, on three of those occasions he dispatched it past David de Gea into the visitors' net.

In short, he did what he was supposed to do, and he did it with minimal fuss.  

PlayersGoalsScoring AttemptsTouchesMins
Samuel Eto'o 3 4 32 79

Eto'o also played one key pass to set up a goal-scoring opportunity for a teammate, and he had a pass-completion rate of 79%.  And when he left the field to be replaced by Torres, it was to enjoy the afterglow of a job well done.

But what did the fans think?  Well, we took to Twitter after the match to see, and you can find a selection of them below:


image: © Jason Bagley

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