In four Premier League appearances for new employer Chelsea, 27-year-old playmaker Francesc Fabregas has managed to make an instant impact due to his 90% pass completion, 72 passes per game average, his 50% precision from crosses, his production of 16 goal-scoring opportunities and his six assists.
Now the Spaniard, who cost Chelsea around £28 million, has transferred his exceptional domestic form to the European stage as he scored his first goal for the Blues in Champions League competition - against Schalke 04 in front of his home fans.
Jose Mourinho fielded a strong selection against the Bundesliga side, with Didier Drogba coming in for Diego Costa and Filipe Luis making his European bow for the West Londoners.
Fabregas needed just ten minutes to open his account for Chelsea as Eden Hazard fed him with an accurate through ball, which Cesc pounced on with a right footed shot from the centre of the area, into the net.
By the time he scored his goal, he had been responsible for one goal and six assists in all competitions for Chelsea - which is an attacking efficiency of being responsible for a goal every 51 minutes he is on the pitch.
It was Cesc's 17th Champions League goal having also netted five times for Barcelona and 11 for Arsenal.