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Andre Villas-Boas' four foreign recruits (thus far) this summer all begun their Tottenham careers with bright displays versus Crystal Palace.
Roberto Soldado will take most of the headlines following his expertly taken penalty winner. His working of the channels and good link-up play also stood out, though he will have livelier outings than this.
Nacer Chadli grew into the game following a quiet first-half marked by his near miss just prior to the interval. Thereafter he became more of a presence wide left, more frequently chancing runs into the box or towards goal.
This writer wondered in his preview for this match how ready Paulinho would be for the pace of the Premier League. Based on his showing against Palace, that concern should not amount to much.
The Brazil international worked hard to close down his midfield counterparts, and intelligently snuffed out attacks before they began. Tidy in possession, Paulinho also hinted at his attacking threat as he popped up in dangerous positions on more than one occasion.
Underlining Spurs' strength in midfield was second half substitute Etienne Capoue. The signing from Toulouse came on for the impressive Mousa Dembele and barely missed a beat.
Capoue was on hand to sweep up loose balls and win some timely tackles. Going forward his composure aided Spurs at a time when Palace were threatening to unsettle them with an upping of the intensity.
There will almost certainly be bumps along the road for all four of these players. So far, there seems no reason to suggest they will not overcome them.