Chelsea selling Ryan Bertrand to Southampton was a move that made sense for all parties.
Whether the 25-year-old could still have done a job at Chelsea remains open to debate; but he is certainly doing his job at Southampton.
And, ahead of Sunday afternoon's clash between his current and former sides at Stamford Bridge, a look at how he compares with Cesar Azpilicueta makes for interesting reading.
|Tackles (per game)||Interceptions||Clearances||Headers||Appearances||Minutes Played|
Indeed, as Opta stats show, the Spaniard is a far stronger tackler than the Southampton man. When it comes to interceptions, however, Bertrand averages marginally more per game - and the same when it comes to headers.
But Azpilicueta is once again the superior with regards to clearances per game.
|Crosses (per game)||Chances Created||Final-Third Entries||Final-Third Passes||Appearances||Minutes Played|
It is going forward in which Bertrand is in his element, though, outshining the Chelsea defender in every one of the above key areas.
The 25-year-old is a solid crosser of the ball and creates more chances per game, entering the final third more and completing marginally more final-third passes.
Let's see who makes the stronger impression on Sunday...