New Chelsea full-back Jose Bosingwa has revealed the player he is relishing facing is Morten Gamst Pedersen.
Bosingwa was introduced to the press at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday after finalising the formalities of his £16.2million move from Porto.
And the Portugal international right-back is eager to pit his wits against Blackburn's Norwegian star Pedersen.
He said: "The Premier League is a very strong league and has many good players, but it will be great to play against Pedersen from Blackburn.
"Obviously it will be a pleasure to play against clubs with fellow Portuguese players but I like the way Pedersen plays.
"He's very fast and likes to bring others into the game. He crosses the ball very quickly. I like his style."
Bosingwa was also linked with a move to Manchester United this summer, but insists the only club he held talks with were the Blues.
The Portugal international said: "I came to the club that showed more interest in me and I heard about United only in the press and I came to the right club who came to speak to me.
"I knew there was interest from other clubs but never spoke to United or any other club."
It means he could be playing against Cristiano Ronaldo rather than with him, should the Portugal winger remain at Old Trafford rather than move to Real Madrid.
"It's good for the English league to have him here but it's not my decision," Bosingwa said.
"Usually we train in the same team so I don't have to face him in training!"