After much speculation, Chelsea have finally completed a deal for Atletico Madrid left-back Filipe Luis for a reported £16million.
With Ashley Cole no longer at the club and Cesar Azpilicueta more commonly seen as a right-back, it was always likely that Jose Mourinho would move for a new player in that position. And so it proved, after much toing and froing Chelsea finally got their man.
In the latest in our series looking at the numbers behind a player’s career to date, we reveal some of the things Blues fans may like to know about their new full-back.
4 – The number of club trophies Luis has won so far in his career. The Brazilian was part of the Atletico side that won the Europa League in 2012. He would then go on to lift the UEFA Supercup and the Copa del Rey the following season, before finally enjoying La Liga triumph in his final campaign at the club.
310 – The number of senior club appearances Luis has made in his career to date. The left-back turned out 130 times for Deportivo La Coruna and 180 times for Atletico.
4 – The number of times he has played for his national side. Despite racking up 16 appearances for Brazil’s under-20 side and impressing under Diego Simeone, Luis is clearly not in the current plans of his national coach. But perhaps he should be given the defensive debacle we all witnessed this summer.
34 – The number of goals Luis has directly influenced, scoring 12 and setting up an additional 22. That is something Chelsea will definitely hope to benefit from in the seasons ahead.
4 – The number of times he has been sent off in his club career. The 28-year-old has received two straight red cards and has been dismissed twice for receiving two bookable offences.
41 – The number of yellow cards Luis has accrued in his career. That works out as a booking every 7.5 matches.