Crystal Palace fans have taken to Twitter to react after they thought they’d spotted Ebere Eze in first-team training at Copers Cope.
What’s the story?
Well, unfortunately for those who are desperate to see Eze return, it wasn’t the £19.5m playmaker.
Some supporters thought the £30,000-a-week man had made a swift return from his Achilles injury, way ahead of schedule.
However, it was actually Under-23 prospect Tayo Adaramola who was invited to train with the first-team by Patrick Vieira.
In our view, it’s their hair that has caused this misunderstanding – both players have similar styles, as you can see below.
While it’s disappointing to hear Eze isn’t back, that news alone is very encouraging in itself – it’s great to see youngsters given a chance.
When will Ebere Eze return for Crystal Palace?
According to The Athletic‘s Crystal Palace correspondent Matt Woosnam, the 23-year-old is expected to be playing again by November.
Now, that is absolutely brilliant news, seeing as some felt the former Queens Park Rangers maestro wouldn’t play again until 2022.
As things stand, Vieira has created a brilliant environment for Eze, in which there is no rush for him to return.
The additions of Michael Olise and Conor Gallagher have helped to fill the creative void left by Eze’s injury.
Furthermore, the 3-0 win over Tottenham has lifted the club, allowing Eze to focus on his own recovery without desperate fans pushing for his return.
Hopefully, the wins keep coming, and Crystal Palace’s new No.10 can be eased back to the level he was at before his injury.
For now, let’s see what the Crystal Palace fans on Twitter have been saying after mistaking Adaramola for Eze…
When I first watched the vid I nearly had a heart attack because at first glance I thought it was Ebs— James O’Callaghan (@jocall06) September 15, 2021
Oh wow. https://t.co/EaL6wab9ST— riley (@rileyeagles) September 15, 2021
Can’t believe people acc think this is Eze https://t.co/C90SYUQ30S— L 🦅 (@L_cpfc) September 15, 2021
Yeah trust I thought it was Boateng, came on here saw someone saying it was Tayo, then saw someone else saying it was Ebs ahaha this is a rollercoaster— Cal 🦅 (@CPFC_Cal) September 15, 2021
Not him 😔— Danny O’Grady 🦅 (@Danny_CPFC) September 15, 2021