Chelsea's new signing joined a select group of Spaniards to score on their first competitive outing in England – but it didn't work out for all of them, with former West Ham, Newcastle and Aston Villa players featuring.

After a goal and an assist on his Premier League debut, it's fair to say that Pedro's stock is at something of an all-time high having opted to sign for Chelsea, despite reported interest from Manchester United.

But as fans of both the Blues and Red Devils will no doubt attest, though scoring on your debut can often set you on a path to success in the Premier League there is plenty of evidence that shows it to not always be the case.

With that in mind, here are eight memorable Spaniards who scored on their debuts in England and how they have fared since.

Kepa Blanco – West Ham United

How it started: Brought to the Boleyn Ground on loan from Sevilla in the 2007 January transfer window, Blanco scored against Liverpool on his Premier League debut with his very first touch in the English game, just 70 seconds after coming on.

How it ended: That proved to be his only goal for the Hammers in nine appearances, with Blanco returning to Spain the following summer where he signed for Getafe. Retired from the game at the age of 30 to take up a coaching role in the Spanish third tier.

Antonio Luna – Aston Villa

How it started: Brought to Villa Park from Sevilla back in the summer of 2013, Luna made an electric start to life in the Premier League with a memorable goal for the Villans in a shock 3-1 win over Arsenal at the Emirates.

How it ended: Loaned out to Verona in August 2014, Luna failed to make a single appearance for the Serie A outfit and even dropped down a division with a second loan move to Spezia. Now back in Spain having joined Eibar permanently.

Gerard Deulofeu – Everton

How it started: Loaned to the Toffees by then-club Barcelona in July 2013, the Catalan winger made a winning start to life with the Merseysiders thanks to a goal on his debut against Stevenage in the League Cup.

How it ended: Having returned to Barcelona at the end of the season, Deulofeu endured a difficult 2014/15 campaign with another loan move, this time to Sevilla. Named in Marca's Worst team of the season, the 21-year-old is now back with Everton.

Diego Costa – Chelsea

How it started: Having scored in successive pre-season fixtures against Olimpija, Fenerbahce and Real Sociedad, Costa made a fantastic start to life in the Premier League with a goal on his top-flight debut for Chelsea against Burnley.

How it ended: Having made a blistering start to life at Stamford Bridge, injuries saw Costa's impact significantly reduced over the second half of the season though he was still included in the PFA Team of the Year.

Michu – Swansea City

How it started: Arguably the greatest Premier League debut ever by a Spanish player, Michu scored two and set up another for the Swans in a memorable 5-0 win over Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road in August of 2012.

How it ended: After a difficult second season, Michu headed to Napoli on a loan but endured a nightmare in Serie A. Rarely featured for the Partenopei, playing just five times without scoring. Now back at Swansea and likely to be moved on.

Roberto Soldado – Tottenham Hotspur

How it started: Things started well for Soldado in the Premier League with the former Valencia hotshot scoring from the spot on his Premier League debut for Tottenham in a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace. 

How it ended: Having scored just 16 goals in 76 outings for the Lilywhites in two seasons at White Hart Lane and with just seven of these goals coming in the Premier League, Soldado headed back to Spain with Villarreal.

Juan Mata – Chelsea

How it started: Having arrived from Valencia in August 2011, Mata made almost an immediate impact with a late goal against Norwich in the Premier League having come on as a substitute with just over 20 minutes remaining.

How it ended: Used sparingly by Jose Mourinho upon the Special One's return to the club, the Spaniard was sold on to Manchester United in January 2014 for £37.1 million and would go on to impress for the Red Devils with an assist on his debut.

Xisco – Newcastle United

How it started: A controversial addition to the Magpies' ranks back in September 2008, Xisco made something of a mark on his Premier League debut with a goal for Newcastle in a 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Hull.

How it ended: Loaned out to a series of Spanish clubs over the next few years, Xisco made just nine appearances for the Toon and was finally released in January 2013 with the Newcastle Evening Chronicle naming him among the club's worst ever strikers.

Register for CHELSEA team updates

Register for MANCHESTER UNITED team updates

Register for ASTON VILLA team updates

Register for NEWCASTLE UNITED team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch