Taking a closer look at the Chelsea player currently at Stamford Bridge and the one on loan in Italy.
When Chelsea signed Juan Cuadrado from Fiorentina last winter it looked like Jose Mourinho had added yet another superstar-in-the-making to his impressive squad. But by the end of the last campaign the Colombia international was little more than an expensive and ineffective substitute, providing a single assist in 15 appearances.
Cuadrado deserved better than a few minutes here and there and he subsequently moved on loan to Juventus, where he has featured 18 times to date, scoring one goal and setting up another four in the process. But how does he compare with Chelsea teammate Eden Hazard when it comes to the Champions League?
The group stage has just finished for another year and both Chelsea and Juventus have made it through to the knockout stages, with the two wide men playing their part.
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In truth neither player has been particularly effective with no Champions League goals between them and Hazard managing just a single assist in six appearances.
Cuadrado has the better passing accuracy – 90 per cent compared with his Chelsea teammate’s 85 per cent – and he also played more key passes in the group stage.
Hazard, however, unsurprisingly excels when it comes to dribbles, managing more than double Cuadrado’s total, while the Belgian international also comes out on top in terms of duels won.
In the future they may yet play together at Stamford Bridge, but perhaps not as long as Mourinho is in charge…