Benoit Badiashile finally made his Chelsea debut in the 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on Sunday following his transfer from French club Monaco.
Badiashile played alongside Thiago Silva in central defence for the Blues and Chelsea boss Graham Potter was impressed with the debut performance of the defender.
Potter said: “I thought Benoit did well, really well. It was a good game for him. Kalidou Koulibaly has had a lot of football recently and with the turnaround from Thursday night to today, that was a consideration for us. You can see his quality.
“He passes the ball well, when he needed to head it out he did, he’s adapting to the Premier League and that will take time because he’s a young player. I think he’ll get better and better but the first game was very positive.”