Brazil star claims shock 2016 Chelsea move offered 'invaluable experience' - despite making just two appearances

Chelsea's Brazilian striker Alexandre Pato (L) applauds fans after the English Premier League football match between Aston Villa and Chelsea at Villa Park in Birmingham, central England on April 2, 2016. / AFP / OLI SCARFF / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)
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Chelsea provided former Brazil star Alexandre Pato with an "invaluable experience" when they signed him on loan from Corinthians in 2016, even though he managed to make just two appearances during his time at the club.

Despite Radamel Falcao, Loic Remy and Diego Costa already being at the club, Chelsea decided that the signing of Brazil star Pato could provide some added positivity in a title defence season which had gone horribly wrong. 

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Ryan Dabbs
Staff writer

Ryan is a staff writer for FourFourTwo, joining the team full-time in October 2022. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before eventually earning himself a position with FourFourTwo permanently. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer while a Trainee News Writer at Future. 

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