Last season Chelsea FC loaned out more players than any team in world football, to the point where there are internationals at the World Cup, Chelsea players, who have never played for the club. Thibaut Courtois is perhaps the most well-known of these players - while Kenneth Omeruo is also a star for the Nigeria national team. The lesser known however would most likely be Ghanaian winger Christian Atsu.
He signed for Chelsea, despite interest from Everton and Spurs, in September 2013 - and was immediately loaned out to 'farm club' Vitesse Arnhem in Holland.
The former Porto man has since gone on to be a star for Vitesse, winning their Player of the Season award, and become a regular in the Black Stars side.
And he has certainly caught the eye at the World Cup.
In the first game against the United States Atsu was clearly the biggest threat Ghana possessed that night. Playing from the right he showed pace, skill and hunger in equal abundance. There was however one thing missing. For all his mettle and gusto there was nothing resembling an end-product to his game.
So it was a mixed bag for the player. Exciting, yes, but he couldn't hit a cows rear end with a banjo.
Yesterday he took on Germany, with Die Mannschaaft hoping to secure qualification for the next stage against the African nation. But Ghana played superb in what was a pulsating 2-2 draw.
Atsu seemed far more composed in this game. Instead of constantly going for goal he opted for the short pass on more than one occasion, which proved to be a far more productive tactic. His pace up against Benedikt Howedes was key to the Ghanaian performance. In fact, it left the BBC commentary team saying Howedes looked like a man 'carrying a caravan' after Atsu had run him ragged.
But what did Chelsea fans think of his performance?
Here is a selection of Tweets on Atsu's latest World Cup display...
Christian Atsu impressing at this tournament, Ghana's best player so far.— Frank Lampard UK (@FrankLampardUK) June 21, 2014
Anybody better than CHRISTIAN ATSU now!!!!! what a baller!!!— Fredrick Gyan-Mante (@Freddie_GH) June 21, 2014
For someone that seems to get no mention as a possible first-team player, Christian Atsu looks like a pretty nifty player #CFC— Rocky Mountain Blues (@CFCRockies) June 21, 2014
The best Chelsea players in the world cup have been the young guns Oscar Atsu and Omeruo— Dave the Rat (@TheChelsopinion) June 22, 2014
Atsu joined Chelsea for £3.5m. After this World Cup, can see his value doubling at least. Impressive so far. #GHA— Joe Krishnan (@joekrishnan) June 21, 2014
Christian Atsu is pretty good. But we all know he'll be at Chelsea B locally known as Vitesse.— § (@McMwiti) June 21, 2014
The way Ghana's Atsu played last night against Germany reminds me of Sterling and bodes well for Chelsea. If only Mourinho played wingers— Savvas Neophytou (@SavvasN) June 22, 2014
This Atsu guy should come and start playing right wing for Chelsea.. They should release that rachet Moses— Danny Ayobami (@boluuuuu) June 22, 2014
Atsu looks neat & composed player.Hope he contributes in some way to Chelsea in future.— Rohit Prakash (@rohitvatsa84) June 22, 2014