And it has continued to baffle the supporters since the beginning of the season. You clearly haven't been watching him play, and I have. He's been poor and disappointing and has only recently (month or so) started to disappoint less and play decently. He's scored a nice goal and started to improve, nothing more. Cech, Terry, Luiz, Cole, Essien, Anelka and even the ever-disappointing Kalou and now-benched Mikel have done better than him (I stopped there because I didn't want to list practically the whole squad).
Haha! Not at all. He's scored on good goal againast a defense that completely failed to exert any pressure and has stopped playing horridly. He's still not playing at a level that is worth his 18m price tag, not to mention give him the title of best player at Chelsea.
I hope he does become the best guy at Chelsea, but right now, he's still closer to the bottom than the top. Much closer.