After three seasons on loan at Atletico Madrid - in which time he has become one of the best goalkeepers in Europe - Thibaut Courtois finally pulled on a Chelsea shirt on Sunday.
The Belgian played 45 minutes of the Blues' pre-season friendly against Werder Bremen, and despite pulling off a wonder-save early on he would ultimately concede two goals before making way for Petr Cech.
A penalty from Eljero Elia and a smart header from Ludovic Obraniak sent the German side in 2-0 up at half time and ensured Courtois did not earn a clean-sheet on his Chelsea debut. However, he did enough in the opening period to suggest he could start the season as Jose Mourinho's number one.
Cech too was beaten, if only once, when Felix Kroos netted a late penalty of his own. And it will be interesting to see how the battle for the gloves at Stamford Bridge goes in the weeks and months ahead.
It is a good problem for Mourinho to have. But he will ultimately have to disappoint one excellent goalkeeper.
After the match, we took to Twitter to see what Chelsea fans made of the performance of their young Belgian international. You can read a selection of what we found below:
Courtois conceded two goals on his debut? Thought he was the SI unit of clean sheets— kenna (@kennagq) August 3, 2014
Cech > Courtois— Souza (@SouzaCaveirao) August 3, 2014
I will be incredibly surprised if Courtois isn't number 1 at Chelsea this season.— HarryFre (@HarryFremantle) August 4, 2014
@IamHenryEkene yeah but you can't just let Courtois not start and let him walk away from Chelsea. He's to valuable for the future— Tanner Cannon (@TBONE_STEAK412) August 4, 2014
Can't believe we lost a pre season so Jose OUT, Courtois OUT, Frank back as Manager, Ash as No 2, Rafa Technical Director, sorted— Mark Walsh (@walshyr32) August 4, 2014