Juan Cuadrado made his first Chelsea XI since arriving from Fiorentina in the January transfer window against Everton and it was a showing full of promise.
The £27m man spent 69 minutes showcasing his wares in front of the Stamford Bridge faithful and news.bwin.com have distilled the numerical essence of the performance into the following infographic.
Cuadrado’s eye for an incisive ball already looks exciting as his three key passes against the Toffees were as many as any of his teammates managed, despite him watching the last 21 minutes from the comfort of his tracksuit.
He also matched the irrepressible Willian with a team-high ten crosses in the contest.
The Colombian’s distribution was as accurate as the majority of his teammates, however there was some evidence of timidity with the ball, as befits the new boy.
Having left Italy with a reputation for being one of Serie A’s most prolific dribblers, yet he skinned just Everton player, his shooting too was off-beam.
Meanwhile, he played a moderate total of 39 passes that had been matched by centre-half Kurt Zouma by full-time.
Eden Hazard play a further 30 over the course of the match.
Centre-forward Loic Remy was the Chelsea player who most often sought Cuadrado with the ball, which has to bode well for the 26-year-old’s future relationship with numero uno line-leader Diego Costa.
Defensively, the new boy (an occasional wing-back in Florence) showed he has the chops to satisfy Jose Mourinho.
His two tackles may not seem like a lot but they were as many as Nemanja Matic managed, or any other Blues player for that matter.
Meanwhile, the Cafeteros star demonstrated the aerial abilities that enabled him to lay on nodded assists for World Cup goals earlier this summer with a useful brace of mid-air duel victories.
Chelsea are 9/20 to qualify when they meet Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League round of 16 next time out.