The curious case of Juan Cuadrado merits another mention. Signed in January to help with the title push, Cuadrado has played 11 times in all competitions, mainly as a sub, since his move form Fiorentina.
It may be hugely unfair to judge a player, who is still adapting to a completely different league, after just a few months in The Premier League.
But, on the flip side, it’s also safe to assume that Jose Mourinho would have expected so much more for his £30m from a 26 year old who tore teams apart in The World Cup.
Many will assert that next season will be the best time to judge the true quality of the player. But, Jose is a ruthless man and Cuadrado may not even be at Chelsea come August. We saw Salah, De Bruyne and Shurrle’s careers brought to an abrupt and rather surprising end. And Chelsea are regularly being linked with wingers as part for their summer transfer spend.
If Antoine Greizmann were to join the club, then Cuadrado would feel even more marginalised.
Cuadrado could still become a household name in England but some players simply don’t settle in this unique league and some Chelsea supporters will already be wondering whether Cuadrado will ever come good at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea fans: Is it just a matter of time before Cuadrado nails down a place in the team or is he a bit lightweight for The Prem?