Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel has earned a high rating in the first three games of the Chinese Super League than two former Premier League Stars.
The former Chelsea ace who now plays as a central defender as opposed to his former role as a midfielder scored his first goal in the league in Tianjin Teda 2-0 win over Lifan.
Aside his goals his overall performances has seen him make the team of the week twice, while his former Chelsea teamate Oscar who is at Shanghai SiPG is yet to earn a spot in the team of the week, following a not too impressive display in his first three games with no goal to his name yet.
Former Manchester City and Manchester United forward Carlos Tevez who is reportedly the highest earning player in China, where he plays for Shanghai Shenhua has also failed to live up to expectations.
Although he has found the back of the net once, his failure in other games means only one team of the week nomination has come his way after three games in the CSL.
* Daniel Martins