The Marseille star has played more key passes (54) than any other player in Europe's top 5 leagues this season and it helps that Payet has bought into Bielsa's philosophy instantly. Part of his fine form is down to his excellent vision when in possession and clever movement off the ball to find space in order to receive a pass from his teammates, enabling him to create chances.
Most are in agreement that the latest Premier League season was in fact a three-horse race and Blues fans could have been forgiven for getting their hopes up, even if they were ultimately left disappointed. A higher points total than the previous campaign shows progress, despite the fact that Chelsea could only manage back-to-back third place finishes.
The Premier League title race is incredibly different to those we've seen before and the absence of Manchester United is the biggest factor behind this. Liverpool are also having a very different season to last and are real contenders for the title, although they face stiff competition from Manchester City and Chelsea.
The modern day full-back is tasked with pressing forward and overlapping the attack-minded players as a means of providing an offensive outlet to his team, but also having the fitness levels to return to their starting position to perform defensive duties. Mathieu Debuchy and Ricardo Rodriguez, of Newcastle and Woflsburg respectively, have exhibited these qualities this season and are two prime examples of how a right or left-back should operate.
The quality of personnel supporting Cavani would certainly have aided his adjustment to Ligue 1, while the lack of such an illustrious supporting cast as that in the French capital may have slowed Falcao's progress of late. Nevertheless, all in all it's been a successful start to life in the Hexagon for the pairing.