Everton have not proved the savviest operators in the transfer market when it comes to signing players from Chelsea of late.
Romelu Lukaku impressed at Goodison Park on loan last term, but has managed just 10 goals in 30 appearances in all competitions this time around.
Furthermore, the 21-year-old has shown a dazzling lack of loyalty by suggesting he would one day like to move back to a top club like Chelsea.
The other two players Everton picked up from the Blues this term were Samuel Eto’o on a free, and Christian Atsu on loan.
The striker has already left for Sampdoria, while Atsu has played just 70 minutes of Premier League action so far.
Compared to the likes of Wolfsburg, whose impressive Bundesliga campaign has been led by Kevin de Bruyne’s eight goals and 12 assists, the Toffees have clearly backed the wrong Blues horses.
However, the season is not yet through, and Roberto Martinez could reinvigorate his side by trusting Atsu with a regular first-team place.
The Ghanaian was named the best player of the tournament as his country reached the final of the African Cup of Nations, and also picked up the best goal award.
The 23-year-old also impressed at the World Cup with the Black Stars, and turned in fine numbers on loan at Vitesse in the Eredivisie last season.
Atsu scored five times, grabbed six assists and created 55 chances in 28 league appearances for the Dutch club.
Given the chance, the Ghanaian could have a similar impact at Everton as Gerard Deulofeu did last term, and Martinez has to give him more playing time going forward.
The Toffees next league match is at home to Leicester City, and with Atsu in the side, they should make good on their 13/20 odds to beat the flailing Foxes.